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Friday, August 9, 2013

buttermilk pancakes with chunky peach sauce

Maybe it was because we finally had a few cool mornings and evenings, or perhaps it was that little bowl of peaches sitting on the counter that had me wake up with a lust for buttermilk pancakes with peaches.  I couldn't ignore that longing for more than 24 hours, so hungry I was for that first forkful.  So here they are:  puffy plump pancakes and a mouthful of juicy peaches with a spoonful or two of our glorious local honey.

Buttermilk Pancakes:

Makes six small pancakes.

1 cup King Arthur flour
pinch of kosher salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of nutmeg, or a few scrapings on a grater
1 tablespoon mild olive oil or melted butter
1 large egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons water

Mix the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg in a bowl.

Add the egg, buttermilk, oil or butter, and water to the dry ingredients and whisk until blended.  Use one small ladleful for each 4 inch pancake.

Cook pancakes on medium, using a mild oil or melted butter.  They cook quickly, and are very fluffy, so keep your eye on them.


Chunky Peach sauce:

You'll need enough peaches to make at least one cup of mashed pulp.  First, dip the peaches into a pot of boiling water, leave for a few minutes, then spoon them out.  When cooled, the skins will pull right off.  

In a small pot place:

1 cup or more mashed or diced peaches
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons sugar
a quick squeeze of half a lemon

Simmer gently until slightly thickened, then spoon onto pancakes, and drizzle a little honey over the peaches and pancakes. 

Happy eating!


La Table De Nana said...

Your pancakes areperfect with their little edges..My hyndrangeas are out too..FLEETING now sunmmer will be...

diary of a tomato said...

Peaches and pancakes, what a delicious sounding (and looking) combination!

katrina said...

Oh, how true that summer is winding down, Nana - I don't like thinking about it:( The pancake recipe makes it almost impossible not to make perfect little discs! Merci and hope you have a lovely weekend!

katrina said...

Thanks, Diary! There's something about peach season that is so delicious it calls for celebrating in every way I can imagine.

Barb said...

Ahhhh! Fresh, sweet, ripe peaches - truly the fruit of heaven! (And pancakes aren't bad either;-) )

katrina said...

Ah Barb, my fellow peach lover:) Off today to search for the famous white native NH peaches!

I hadn't had a pancake in at least 6 months, but seeing those peaches in the bowl sparked a sudden hunger for them. Thanks for popping by!

Susan Lindquist said...

These look delightful! Such perfect golden markings on those little pancakes!

I have been making peach jam this week ... the local peaches are coming on full speed!

katrina said...

Susan - yum, yum, yum! Nothing can beat peach jam - not even homemade strawberry!