Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Kick-Ass Buttermilk Pancakes with Coffee Butter and Maple Syrup

Because I don't mess around when it comes to my Shrove Tuesday.

Kick-Ass Buttermilk Pancakes with Coffee Butter and Maple Syrup
Inspired by Richard Blais
Makes 8

For the Coffee Butter:
1/4 cup brewed coffee
90g unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon cacao powder

For the Pancakes:
80g plain flour
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Maple syrup to serve
Butter for cooking the pancakes

Make the Coffee Butter:
Put the brewed coffee into a pan over medium heat. Bring to boil and reduce the brew to about 1 tablespoon. Remove from the heat and leave to cool completely.

Put the soft butter, coooled and reduce coffee and cacao powder into a small bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until latte-coloured. Set aside.

Make the Pancakes:
Sift the flour into a bowl. Add the caster sugar, baking soda and salt and stir to combine. Add the buttermilk and stir until just incorporated.

In a separate bowl, beat the eggs lightly with the vanilla. Pour this into the buttermilk mixture and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.

Heat a cast iron pan on medium heat. Melt about 1/2 teaspoon of butter in the pan and then pour in 1/4 cup of the pancake batter. Cook for about 2 minutes (until bubbles appear all over the surface), then flip and cook on the other side for about 1 minute. Repeat with remaining batter.

Stack the pancakes, smear with coffee butter and flood with maple syrup. Happy Pancake Tuesday.


  1. Pass the fork! Just found out another of my graduating year got married before me - not that I'm jealous or anything, I just need some pancake consolation...and any excuse will do ;)

    1. In that case, you definitely need some kick-ass pancakes in your life.

  2. oh yuuuum. that stack. drrroooooool! Are they allowed on non shrove tuesday days? :P

    1. Thanks Giulia. Of course you can have these any time. Good thinking.

  3. Kick-ass pancakes of course!! Coffee butter, maple syrup, the love of my life and some amazing pancakes...I didn't breakfast yet...hmmm...I want that for breakfast now :)

  4. Belinda McPherson18 February 2015 at 10:41

    Your emails are the highlight of my day Jen. You inspire me.

    1. Thanks so much Belinda. You just made MY day.

  5. Coffee butter - I have got to try these tomorrow!

  6. Oh god, seriously all I am craving right now is a stack of these pancakes. I think you may have stumbled upon the most delicious thing ever here too.. with that coffee butter!