domingo, 4 de abril de 2010

Three of a kind

I guess many of you know by now that I love cooking and baking with fruits and you are not wrong. I love it because if the versatility that gives to a dish and a pudding, or a sponge, I love because of the natural sweetness, and because it’s healthier as well. One may think that by cooking with fruits, you are being “less naughty” and you can afford a treat if it’s made out with fruit. Te original recipe of these pancakes is made with just strawberries , but you can use up any other fruit, in my case I used kumquats( to which I am addicted), blueberries and cherries, but it’s also delicious with sliced oranges, and blackberries or raspberries. Everybody seems to like pancakes, specially children. So, here they are:

Ingredients for the pancakes

4 eggs

2 tablespoons sugar

1 ½ cups buttermilk (if you don´t have any, you can easily make some at home by mixing one a half cups of milk with one a half tablespoon lemon juice, leave for 15 minutes and it´s done)

100butter melted

1 ½ cups self raising flour


Beat eggs and sugar in small bowl with electric mixer until thick, stir in buttermilk and half of the butter. Sift flour into large bowl, whisk egg mixture gradually into flour until batter is smooth, Heat frying pan, brush it with some of the remaining butter. Pour ¼ cup of the batter into pan, cook, uncovered, until bubbles appear on surface of pancake, turn pancake and cook until browned. Remove from pan, cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining butter and batter.

For the glazed fruit

250g each fruit (pitted cherries, kumquats and blueberrries)

1/3 cup water

½ cup jam (strawberry jam for the cherries, orange marmalade for the kumquats and blackberry jam for the blueberries)

1 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoon lemon juice


Place the water, jam, sugar, and juice in small saucepan. Add strawberries, or the fruit you are going to use, reduce heat, simmer uncovered about w minutes or until the fruit is hot.

To serve, pile up the pancakes, and spread the fruit on top, garnish with some whipped cream and fresh mint.

11 comentarios:

  1. Hi Pity!

    These look so soft, and the fruits give it a colorful and I am sure a delicious taste.

    Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.

    A hug from Dom.Rep.

  2. Fabulous pancakes! I love that fruity touch...

    Happy Easter!



  3. beautiful pancakes..I'll surely devour them if they were here...

  4. Fantastic-looking pancakes. I will try my own. ;-) Thanks for the recipe.


  5. Well done, what a delicious trio.
    Lovely photos x

  6. I just love pancakes and would happily settle for any (but better still, all) of yours. Wonderful idea and stunning photos. I love cooking with fruit too, despite my passion for chocolate.

  7. Que bueno tiene que estar esto. Nunca he probado cosas asi, es menester animarse. Un saludo

  8. No conocía tu blog Pity. Yo, que soy una amante de la cocina, definitivamente: ME ENCANTA. Muchas felicidades, seré una fiel seguidora y quizás me anime por fin a hacer el mío. un beso desde España

  9. Hi Pity, Looks like I picked the best time EVER to drop in for the first time. Just in time for gorgeous looking pancakes.

    Thank you so much for sharing...Bookmarked!!!

  10. Magnifiques photos !! Quelle jolie présentation, bravo