Saturday, May 17, 2008

Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Syrup

Another mouthwatering use for your homemade Strawberry Jam....I know. I promised you peanut butter and jam bars today. (Coming tomorrow instead.) I hope you'll forgive me. This morning I felt inspired to make a more obvious use of the strawberry jam by pouring it over piping hot buttermilk pancakes, surrounded by fresh berries. The syrup, one part maple and three parts strawberry, tastes like spring and fall, like Vermont and California, like the old west and back east, like elementary school and graduate school. My husband, a man of very few words, hence the nickname "The Quiet Man," was practically verbose in lauding this syrup. Practically. "This is so much better than anything you could ever get at a restaurant." I wish I could add an exlamation point, but that really isn't his style.

I had to give you this recipe in time to make Sunday breakfast. Or lunch. Or dinner. Or midnight snack. It's really that good. Exclamation point!
Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberry Maple Syrup for Four
Estimated Cost: $3.50
Notes: I usually make my pancakes with oil, simply because I'm too lazy to melt butter and I'd rather slather it on top of my pancakes where I get the full benefit of its flavor.
3/4 cup strawberry jam
1/4 to 1/2 cup maple syrup (Grade B works best here)
1 cup flour (I use half whole wheat)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1-2 tablespoons canola oil or melted butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a medium microwaveable bowl, combine strawberry jam and syrup. Heat until just simmering. Keep warm until serving time.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, powder, soda and salt. In a small bowl, whisk together buttemilk, oil, egg and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture and stir GENTLY until just combined. (You'll have some lumps-it's OK.) Grease a no-stick skillet and cook pancakes on medium low for about 90 seconds per side. Serve with lots of butter and syrup.


Anonymous said...

I have got to get my hands on some strawberries! Everythink looks delicious and beautiful!

Jenny said...

Oh, that strawberry syrup looks so good! Nice and summery!

Emiline said...

Oh, wow! These look amazing! I love all of the strawberry recipes going 'round.

ashlee said...

HELP... I am doing a little party on tuesday night... any quick cheap ideas for finger foods or a simple tret? :)

The Renouf Family said...

I have always been a sucker for anything syrupy and strawberry-ey...Bring it on Prudy. I'm just here to lick the plates clean. H

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this remind me a occassion, my wife and I discuss, I don't remember the reason but she had the fault, so we go to sleep without a word, in the morning a sweet smell fill it all the room, when I wake and saw in the table tadaaaa! pancakes to breakfast, as a apologiza signal, and with motivations like this I could forgive almost anything.

sam rx said...

That is one of my favorite breakfast since I was a kid, these ones look very good.

Jasonhknq said...

Oh, that strawberry syrup looks so good! Nice and summery!