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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Cinnamon Spice Pancakes with Cinnamon Poached Plums

Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day or Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday 17th March this year.   Whatever you call it, it's a great excuse to make pancakes.  I'm definitely a fan of the fat pancake (very much a Scottish tradition) rather than the thin crepe style pancakes.

These Cinnamon Spice Pancakes have a lovely sweet cinnamon flavour and make a perfect base for the poached plums, soaking up the lovely juices, a little topping of cream or thick yogurt counteracts the acidity of the fruit.

Cinnamon Spice Pancakes
makes 8-10 pancakes

1 cup plain flour
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed (light brown may be substituted)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1/2 cup semi-skimmed milk
1/4 cup 0% Greek Yogurt
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons Golden Syrup
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1. In a large mixing bowl or jug add all the ingredients and whisk until just combined.  The batter will be thick.
2. Pre-heat the  (flat) griddle or frying pan over a medium heat and wipe with oil or butter.
3. Using a 1/4 cup measure or a large serving spoon, pour the batter onto the warm griddle or frying pan.
4. Cook for about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, until the bubbles form on the surface and start to pop.  Flip them over and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
5. Once the pancakes are cooked place them on a cooling tray lined with a clean tea towel, covering the pancakes with the tea towel to keep them warm. 
6. Repeat until you have used all the batter, keeping the pan lightly oiled and clean between pancakes. 

Cinnamon Poached Plums
serves 4

4 plums, stoned and quartered
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 cinnamon stick 
50 ml water

1. Heat the oven to 180C.
2. Put the plums, sugar, cinnamon stick and water into an ovenproof dish with a lid
3. Poach the plums in the oven for 20-25 minutes until soft.
4. Remove from the oven and leave to cool to room temperature.

Place a pancake on a plate or in a bowl, spoon over the poached plums and juice, top with whipped cream or thick yogurt. 

Here are some other pancake recipes you might like:

Crespelle - Italian Pancakes 
Spelt Pancakes with Bacon and Maple Syrup
Seafood Pancakes

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At 14 February 2015 at 20:52 , Blogger Hello said...

Love the addition of cinnamon to the pancakes, alongside the whipped cream ad of course the poached plums :-) x

At 14 February 2015 at 22:32 , Blogger Janice said...

Thanks Charlene, I love to add flavours to pancakes.

At 15 February 2015 at 07:37 , Blogger Unknown said...

Mmmm. I love pancakes and agree the fat ones are currently my favourite. I love the poached fruit too. The plums are gorgeous at the moment so this is a fab way to preserve that wonderful flavour.

At 15 February 2015 at 09:40 , Anonymous Corina said...

I love all the spices in your pancakes. I still haven't decided how to make mine this Tuesday but I'd love to try spiced ones in some way.

At 15 February 2015 at 21:26 , Blogger Choclette said...

These sound supercilious Janice. I'm sure I commented on these, must have been somewhere else. I get very confused with all the places you can comment these day ;-)

At 16 February 2015 at 10:55 , Anonymous Petra said...

The addition of cinnamon sounds delicious and I love the sound of the plums looks so good!

At 16 February 2015 at 11:48 , Blogger Unknown said...

I will have pancakes any which way Janice. Love the poached plums toppings.

At 16 February 2015 at 20:25 , Blogger Heidi Roberts said...

Oh it's always pancake time!!

At 16 February 2015 at 22:38 , Blogger Unknown said...

Like the idea of using brown sugar in the pancakes for a change, sounds like it would work really well with the spices and the plums :)

At 18 February 2015 at 09:04 , Blogger Lucy Bakingqueen74 said...

What a lovely combination, I am definitely doing pancakes more often now, having remembered how tasty they are and how easy to make!

At 18 February 2015 at 09:10 , Blogger Anita-Clare Field said...

These look absolutely delicious, I adore cinnamon, it is so warming in this weather :)

At 19 February 2015 at 14:30 , Anonymous ManjiriK said...

Love the idea of topping the pancakes with the cinnamon poached plums so very lush!

At 22 February 2015 at 05:30 , Anonymous Sadhna Grover said...

These pancakes looks amazing, i can imagine the flavour of cinnamon and plums.

At 27 February 2015 at 11:55 , Blogger Unknown said...

I love the sound of these and the look too! How delicious x


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