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Buttermilk Pancakes with Caramelised Pear

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Yesterday I bought some buttermilk so I could try out Lauren's Buttermilk Pancakes. I liked the sound of her recipe since it minimised the use of butter—making them, in her words, healthy...

I was short on plain flour so I used half plain and half self raising and left out the baking powder. I normally use butter in the pan to make the pancakes crispy and golden with buttery goodness, but in light of the "healthier" approach, I used olive oil spray.

The pancakes worked out great, as you can see above, and you can visit Lauren's site Coffee Muffins for this and other tasty recipies.

Here is how I made the, oh so healthy, caramelised pears to go on top:

  1. Firstly start with good, in season, organic fruit. Kath and I have all our in season organic fruit and veg delivered by Doorstep Organics;
  2. Peel and slice the fruit, then brown it in a little unsalted butter in a frying pan. I prefer Lurpak Danish butter, but any good butter will do;
  3. When the fruit has started to brown, add some brown sugar (maybe a tablespoon for one pear). Monitor the heat and stir a little to avoid burning the sugar, but it doesn't need too much care. You can be doing it while cooking your pancakes to ensure freshly warm fruit.

And that's it!

02:48 AM, 06 Jun 2010 by Mark Aufflick Permalink | Comments (0)

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