Sunday, November 18, 2012

More Pancakes - Strawberry!

The boyfriend is so spoiled. After our successful Sunday breakfast last weekend, we were grocery shopping on Friday evening and he said so what are we gonna make for brunch this weekend...

He proceeded to ask how we could spruce up the pancakes this week, and he said strawberries. And he got strawberries, spoiled.

Strawberry Pancakes, adapted from Pumpkin Pancakes

2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg
3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 cup Strawberry Compote (recipe below), cooled to room temperature

Strawberry Compote:
1 lb. fresh strawberries, diced
1/4 cup sugar

The first thing I did for this recipe was to make the strawberry compote because I mixed the compote directly into the pancake batter. You can opt to make regular pancakes and then use the compote as your syrup. But we don't like soggy pancakes around here so we rarely poor sweet goodness over our pancakes, I just bake the sweetness into the pancakes. This also makes for great use of leftover pancakes because I can grab a handful of pancakes and eat them on the way to work Monday morning Smiley

(1) Strawberry Compote: Combine the diced strawberries and sugar into a small saucepan and simmer over medium heat for about 10-12 minutes until the mixture has combined and strawberries have softened.

(2) In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

(3) In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, melted butter, and buttermilk.

(4) Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, pour the buttermilk mixture into the well, and whisk gently just until incorporated. This batter will appear quite thick and lumpy, but trust me once you add in the strawberry compote, it will thin out.

(5) Fold in the cooled strawberry compote, and heat a non-stick skillet over medium-low heat.

(6) Scoop your batter onto the preheated skillet and cook 2-3 minutes until the surface begins to bubble and when the bubbles around the edges begin to pop and create little craters. Last time I forgot to take pictures but this time I got ya covered, they should look something like this when they are ready to flip.

(7) Flip the pancakes and cook another minute or two.

(8) Snack on a few while cooking the remaining pancakes and serve warm!

Somehow we have managed to start a Sunday tradition in our new home, Pancake Sunday! :) With the holidays and traveling coming up, we won't be able to keep it up religiously but I can assure you that the bf will try his hardest to keep this one going. In preparation for this tradition to continue I just ordered this awesome double burner cast iron griddle on Amazon!

I can't wait for our next Pancake Sunday so that I can use my new griddle!!Smiley

Happy almost Thanksgiving!!

1 comment:

Aimee @ ShugarySweets said...

Michelle, these look delish! Love that you put the compote IN the pancake, and not just as a syrup. YUMMERS.

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