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
“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.”
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.