Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Pancakes with Blood Orange Honey Sauce Garnished with Strawberries. Could be served for breakfast or desert. Makes up to 12 pancakes which are 1/4 cups in size each or 4 very large pancakes. Created for RSC #11.
BLOOD ORANGE HONEY SAUCE
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup blood orange juice, strained
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cornstarch or 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cornflour
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 8 ounces fresh strawberries, quarter
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 3 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder, sifted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, sifted
- 1 tablespoon white sugar, sifted
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
- 1 1⁄2 cups milk
- cooking spray, for pan
- Blood Orange Honey Sauce: In small saucepan, add honey, blood orange juice and cornflour, whisk well until sauce ingredients are blended.
- Put saucepan over a medium heat and bring mixture to a boil, whisking occasionally and cook until sauce starts to boil, then remove from heat.
- Whisk in butter until completely dissolved into the sauce. Set aside and allow cooling until pancakes are ready.
- Pancake: In a large bowl, add sifted flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, mix well and make a small well in the centre of the bowl with the dried ingredients.
- Add the egg in centre of the well, then add melted butter, slowly add milk and mix until smooth. (You may not need to add the entire 1 1/2 cups of milk, consistence of mixture needs to be smooth).
- Using the cooking spray, lightly oil pancake pan or non stick frying pan over medium heat.
- Once pan is hot, pour approximately 1/4 cup of pancake mixture onto the pan. Brown on one side of pancake then flip, brown other side of pancake, place cooked pancake onto a warm plate. Repeat this step until all the pancake mixture has completed. Note: Only flip once as pancake will become tough and not light.
- To assemble: Equally divided pancakes on four plates. Equally pour blood orange honey sauce on top of the pancakes and then add strawberries on top of the sauce.
Very, very nice 'cakes, these! I made the recipe as written (well, minus the fresh berries, this time around) & wasn't disappointed at all! i did use a mildly-flavored orange blossom honey, & that was great, but then, I also enjoy those sweet syrups, so . . . ! [Made & reviewed in Make My Recipe tag]
5 Stars - After tasting these pancakes DS said if I do not make my special pancakes then he wants these onesâ€¦ forever. I prepared both cakes & sauce just as instructed, including the full amount of milk. The batter was wonderfully smooth. The cakes cooked up light & fluffy & the sauce was very easy to make as well. I thought the honey was a little too prominent in the sauce, but thatâ€™s just personal preference, everyone else loved it as is. When we make it again I will probably use a little less honey. Made, enjoyed & reviewed for RSC#11, January 2008.
The pancakes were fluffy and really good, but the sauce is the best part! I might cut back the cornstarch just a little bit in it. I also subbed sugar in the sauce, since I was out of honey, but the amount of sugar was just right for us. I halved the butter in the pancakes, and used smart balance for both. I did not have any problems with the batter. We had 16 ounces of strawberries, so used them all; we enjoyed having enough to put on each pancake. Enjoyable breakfast!