1ml baking powder
62ml vegetable oil
1 litre milk
8 egg yolks
100g +100g sugar
For the pancakes:
Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment.
Pour the milk, water, oil and eggs into a large jug and whisk together.
Turn the mixer on a low speed and add the liquid slowly and in a very thin stream.
Whisk on high speed for 2 minutes once all the liquid has been added.
Cover the mixing bowl with a tea towel and stand the mixture for one hour.
For the filling:
Add the cornflour to a mixing bowl.
Pour in a small amount of milk and stir to dissolve the cornflour.
Add the egg yolks and 100g of sugar and whisk together by hand. Set aside.
Pour the rest of the milk and the other 100g of sugar into a small saucepan and warm but do not allow it to boil.
Take the saucepan from the heat and drizzle the hot mixture into the egg yolk mixture while whisking vigorously. Remember: pour slowly, whisk quickly!! Keep going until all the milk has been added.
Pour the mixture back in the saucepan, place on a medium heat and stir until thick and glossy.
Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
Scrape the mixture into a clean bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface. Allow to cool completely.
Bake the pancakes in a 20cm diameter pan and set aside to cool.
Place one pancake on a serving platter.
Spoon a generous dollop of the custard onto the pancake and spread evenly.
Sift an even layer of ground cinnamon over the custard and repeat the layers until you have build a beautiful stacked cake.
End with a layer of filling and cinnamon.