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Panqueques – Dulce de Leche & Apple Pancakes
  • Desserts
  • American
  • Comfort
Lesson from Francis Mallmann's class

Video time: 10 min

Francis teaches how to make two different panqueque desserts on the plancha that make him “very happy”: Dulce de Leche Pancakes and Granny Smith Apple Pancakes. These thin crepes are usually served for dessert, but also great for a sweet breakfast.

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Francis Mallmann
Teaches his Argentine cuisine
Join Francis on a culinary journey to explore his Argentine cuisine and open-fire cooking.

In this lesson

Apple Pancake
Caramelize granny smith apples right on a cast iron surface, then smother in Francis’s pancake batter, to recreate this Argentine favorite.
Dulce de Leche Pancake
An Argentine classic and Mallmann favorite, this dulce de leche stuffed pancake is the perfect dessert or weekend brunch staple. Use homemade dulce de leche, or the store bought variety - it’s up to you.
Pancakes
Make the best pancake batter using Francis’s simple recipe. Add dulce de leche, granny smith apples, or enjoy them plain - your weekend brunches will never be the same.
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What you'll learn

Panqueques - Dulce de Leche & Apple Pancakes

You’ve never tried pancakes quite like these. The thin-like crepe stuffed with dulce de leche or caramelized apples will become a family favorite.

Apples and Dulce de Leche

Granny smith are the best apples to caramelize for their tart and crisp flavor. They especially pair well with sweet dulce de leche.

Pancake Batter

Make the best pancake batter using Francis’s simple recipe. Add dulce de leche, granny smith apples, or enjoy them plain.

Francis Mallmann
Teaches his Argentine cuisine
Join Francis on a culinary journey to explore his Argentine cuisine and open-fire cooking.

Francis Mallmann
Teaches his Argentine Cuisine

Take a journey with Francis Mallmann, one of Latin America’s most influential chefs, as he takes you to the Patagonian wild. From his classical French training to his deep Argentine roots, Francis teaches his distinctive cooking methods that has taken him a lifetime to master. Learn his signature “Seven Fires” grilling style, including how to build and tend to the fire, and how to recreate all of the recipes using a standard stove and oven. Unlock the secrets of making his iconic dishes at home including Roasted Chicken, Empanadas, The Perfect Steak, and Sunday Asado barbecue.

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Francis’s lesson plan

Journey with Francis to his remote island in the Patagonian wilderness. The classically French-trained chef famous for his primal open-fire cooking methods reflects on his trajectory as he enters a new introspective chapter in his life.

It’s Sunday on the island, and Francis and his team are preparing for a barbecue feast.  In this short documentary, Francis takes you into his Patagonian world to discover the true meaning of the sacred ritual that defines Argentine culture: chorizos, steaks, ribs, sweetbreads, salads, free-flowing red wine, and great company.

Learn from Francis in his open-air kitchen, the quincho, as he shares two of his seven signature cooking methods utilizing live-fire: hanging and slow-roasting ingredients over heat and the rescoldo, burning vegetables in ashes. Don't miss this unique opportunity to watch and learn these ancient cooking techniques.

Francis teaches how to make two empanada recipes: baked meat empanadas with onion, eggs, and olives; and fried cheese and onion empanadas. This family-friendly dish is easy to make for the kids or to serve at a party.

Francis brings life to vegan cooking and teaches his daughters’ absolute favorite Christmas dish: a platter overflowing with a colorful assortment of seasonal vegetables. Learn how to perfectly choose, cut, and cook fresh vegetables on the plancha.

Learn how to make one of Argentina’s favorite comfort foods with Italian roots, the milanesa. While the milanesa is traditionally pounded thin and deep fried, Francis prefers a thick cut of tenderloin cooked bleu, or extra rare, on the chapa grill.

While there are many ways to cook fried and scrambled eggs, Francis has his preferences. Learn Francis’s simple and delicious tricks and techniques of making the perfect fried and scrambled eggs.

A symbol of the Andes, potatoes are very special to Francis. Over the last 50 years, he has developed a unique tuber devotion. So, buy yourself a big bag of papas and learn from Francis nine different ways of how to cook the mighty potato.

Learn from the key principles of live-fire cooking and make the perfect steak with a classic chimichurri sauce. Get the essential tips to master the art of live-fire cooking, and make the ultimate steak with a delicious herbaceous chimichurri sauce.

Francis shares this favorite tortilla española recipe, a classic Argentine dish with Spanish roots. While it’s possible to use any onions available, Francis’s secret is combining three types of onions for sweetness.

Since construction workers don’t have much time on their lunch break, occasionally they’ll build a quick fire, slap a piece of chapa on top of the makeshift parrilla, and grill a thin piece of steak. Then, top it all off with bacon, avocado, and crispy sweet potato chips.

Revuelto gramajo is a Buenos Aires classic, most commonly found across the country in neighborhood bodegones (Argentine cantinas). Francis puts his own spin on this scrambler-hash hybrid that resembles an omelette, but stays true to its original ingredients: eggs, ham, and fried shoestring potatoes.

From Patagonia to Paris, Francis transports you to Café de Flore, one of his favorite places in France known for its oeufs à la coque, soft-boiled eggs, a sophisticated yet simple breakfast that Mallmann regularly makes at home for his children.

All you need is three carrots, a handful of thyme, a bit of cream, olive oil, and a cast iron pan to make Francis’s latest hit vegetarian recipe. You’ve never tasted carrots quite like these.

Francis loves to smash things, and here he teaches how to make this easy and unfussy steak, a dish that he began making over 25 years ago.

The egg is one of Francis’s favorite ingredients. Learn how to make oeuf brouillé, a rich and delicate French-style scrambled egg cooked in a bain-marie hot water bath.

This dish is a bestseller at Francis’s restaurant for a reason. Learn how to prepare this vegetarian spin on the humble classic by using the mighty eggplant. Francis teaches how to char, coat, and pan fry the eggplant with clarified butter.

Francis invented the infiernillo or “little hell” oven about 20 years ago. Today, he proclaims his love for Patagonian trout as he fires up his small inferno to teach you how to make freshly-caught salt-crusted trout.

Francis teaches how to make two different panqueque desserts on the plancha that make him “very happy”: Dulce de Leche Pancakes and Granny Smith Apple Pancakes. These thin crepes are usually served for dessert, but also great for a sweet breakfast.

Francis teaches how to make one of his favorite desserts. Learn how to make this refreshing dish and add it to your dessert repertoire. It may seem simple, but it’s loaded with supremely fresh and complex flavors and textures.

This fish stew is proven to nourish the body and soul. Francis teaches how to truly build and layer complex flavors with simple ingredients. Hint: The true taste of the chupín comes from the bones and the head of the fish, plus a lot of love and care.

Francis brings us to one of his favorite places on the island, near a beautiful waterfall, to cook trout fillets sandwiched between two crispy potato cakes. Learn techniques like the proper way to fillet a fish.

No pots or pans are needed for this recipe. Join Francis on a hike in the wild outdoors, on the edge of a beautiful waterfall where he improvises a simple meal with only sticks and fish.

A simple dessert that only calls for 3 ingredients: Pears, salt, and dulce de leche. “When you cook a pear like this, all of the humidity of the pear stays inside so it’s very, very delicious,” Francis says.

Francis and his brother Carlos go on a nature walk to a beautiful waterfall. There, he whips up one of his favorite no-fuss Gaucho-inspired camping meals: skirt steak and burnt bread sandwich.

Homemade Dulce de LecheIt’s hard to find a dessert in Argentina that doesn’t contain dulce de leche. Francis’s sous chef, Ricki Motta, teaches how to make this classic favorite that will sweeten up your life.

Clarified butter is the secret weapon Francis uses to make his food crispy and luxurious. Ricki Motta, Francis’s sous chef, teaches how to make this golden glory.

Never make another potato salad the same way ever again. Francis puts his spin on the Argentine barbecue classic side with a tangy mustard vinaigrette.

No Sunday Asado in Argentina would be complete without salsa criolla, the national sauce, alongside chimichurri, that is served at traditional Argentine barbecues across the country.

Francis doesn’t like salads that are busy and cramped on a plate. Instead, he leans towards the generosity of space. Learn how to make one of Francis’s favorite salads that he calls simple yet noble.

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What our students have to say

"Panqueques e dulce de leche y Apple pancake. Again I will tray this with my next clients. All look simple but very tasty and make you feel happy. Thank you Chef. Pino Mantelli"

Pino M
Pino M.

"Excellent explanation. I Like the passion he demonstrates and how he likes to make it simple. That's the way he explains it. Simple to give you confidence you can also do it."

Daniel C.

"Again I will try this with  my next clients. All look simple but  very tasty and make you feel happy. Thank you Chef."

Pino M
Pino M.

"Now I am all juiced up for spring. I can't thank you enough for the inspiration and the passion that lights up inside me!"

Stacey W.

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