Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pancakes!

Sour cream, strawberry pancake with rose petal sour cream and brandy syrup

So the other morning I woke up and decided it was the perfect morning for pancakes. I went into my cabinet, a little whole wheat flour, a scoop of vanilla sugar, a bit of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.  Then I began to raid the fridge for some wet ingredients, oh no, I had no buttermilk, a staple in my pancakes, but I did have some sour cream, so I threw in some sour cream, an egg, and I had no milk so I put in a splash of chai tea concentrate and then coconut water until it reached the right consistency. I heated up the pan, cut up some strawberries and began cooking up the pancakes, sprinkled the strawberries on the top of the pancake when it was still wet, and when they were bubbling and dry around the edges flipped them over. The strawberries caramelizing a little on the bottom, yum! Then I had some rose sugar I had made (rose petals blended with granulated sugar) and added that to a little sour cream just to dab on top. Last week we went to the farmers market and I had made some brandied peaches so I had leftover brandy simple syrup and we used that instead of maple syrup, coming from a Vermonter that's a big deal not to use the real stuff! They were quite delicious! I recommend trying to make your own version of them, since I very rarely measure anything in the kitchen here are some ball parks for you-


Pancakes
2 c whole wheat flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
2 T sugar (I put my vanilla pods in mine so it infuses the sugar, but regular granulated will work fine)
pinch of salt
1/4 c sour cream
1/4 c chai concentrate (Not a sweet one!)
1 egg
enough milk, coconut water or milk substitute until desired consistency
oil or butter for the pan


To Garnish
sliced strawberries (enough for pancakes and to garnish)
1/4 c sour cream + sugar (I used rose) to taste
brandy syrup (boil 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 c water until dissolved, add 1/2 c brandy, cook 5 min to cook out harsh alcohol flavor)
*Disclamer- All measurements are aproximate, but this should do the trick!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That sounds awesome,and I want to eat them right now!

Katelyn said...

Yes! I love this! I just need to make them wheat free!

CulinarySchoolJunky said...

Katelyn, Try using Bobs Red Mill Gluten Free flour mix! I usually get good results with this substitution.