Late Summer Pancakes

This is my first of hopefully many attempts into the world of recipe food blog posts. I love food, and I love taking pictures of food, so it only makes sense right?

Some very talented food bloggers develop their own recipes, style their own food, and even shoot the food themselves. I enjoy styling food; but for the most part, I leave that up to the professionals!

This week, I had the privilege of working with an up and coming food stylist – Sara Bartus. If you haven’t heard of her already……watch out! Sara is a motivated and talented food stylist, a consummate professional, and passionate foodie. Her love for everything food is obvious, and it reflects in the recipes she develops, and in her styling. Thank you Sara for a great shoot! love magic

Sara writes:

“In the waning days of a Minnesota summer – we swing from muggy hot afternoons, to cool crisp mornings. This weather is perfect to take advantage of fresh summer berries, and warm tender pancakes.”

Late Summer Pancakes

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup greek yogurt
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon finely grated organic orange peel

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add the yogurt and whisk together briefly just until barely incorporated. It will look shaggy and a bit dry. Add whisked eggs, vanilla and nutmeg (if desired). Whisk together until batter is just barely smooth. Let sit for about 5-10 minutes before pouring your pancakes.

Heat your favorite pancake cooking pan or griddle – brush with butter.

Once the pan is hot, gently drop a ladle of batter onto the pan. Cook on medium heat until the bubbles are breaking the surface and the edges are starting to look cooked (they will firm up and no longer be shiny and wet). Very gently flip the pancake and cook for a few minutes until the other side is light brown and the center has puffed up.

Serve with butter, maple syrup, and fresh seasonal berries – such as raspberries and red currents. Dust with powered sugar if desired, eat and enjoy:)

Makes approximately 8 5″ pancakes.


  • Valerie

    Wow looks amazing!!! Mmm.. Can’t wait to try making them. Thank you both for sharing.

    August 18, 2012
  • Steph

    Beautiful Rich!!! They look delicious!!! Let me know if you try to make them…I’ll be over! Xoxo love the new posts!!!

    August 18, 2012
  • Beautiful shot! Looks delicious! And thanks for sharing the recipe.

    August 18, 2012
  • Kalene

    I think I just found what I’ll be eating for dinner! :) Thanks for sharing!

    August 20, 2012
    • Let us know how it goes!

      August 22, 2012
  • Superb lighting and styling with the added bonus of some real life action too.

    August 20, 2012
    • Thanks Keith!

      August 22, 2012
  • Lovely light and styling. I am a newbie food photographer, and love seeing the work of other photographers. Thank you for sharing.

    August 21, 2012
    • Thanks Jill, good luck with your photography! Feel free to use me as a resource, I’d love to help.

      August 22, 2012
  • I will be dreaming of these pancakes for the rest of the day… :)

    August 21, 2012
  • Beauzo

    Looks delicious! Reminds me of the first meal my wife made me ;)

    August 22, 2012
    • Kudos to Sara for some awesome styling! BTW, your wife must be an awesome cook!

      August 22, 2012
  • Val Bourassa

    Smashing duo on the summer pancakes!
    Looks delish! Kudos you two foodies!

    August 22, 2012
  • Sara

    Thank you to all for your kind words and encouragement!!!

    August 22, 2012
  • Chom

    Rich and Sara, you are true artists! Here in Siem Reap I’m yearning for pancakes!

    August 23, 2012
  • Leah

    Lovely photo! I especially like the lighting. I’m excited to try the yummy looking pancakes. Thanks for sharing!

    September 1, 2012
  • sola wong

    Can I have a bite of your pancakes?
    It looks too good to pass up:)

    November 22, 2012

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