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.



13 comments:

  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 ;)

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  4. Belinda McPherson18 February 2015 at 10:41

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

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

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

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  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!

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