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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.

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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!






8 comments:

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!