Pearfect Pancakes

Could these little seckel pears BE any cuter? Kinda like the little cuties I have my eye on this V-Day. Mmmm, do I ever love those kiddos! And after the evening/morning I had, I hope they really feel the love. Long story short, there was no early rising…instead of my best laid plans, there was an all-nighter, plenty of rock-a-bying, cold medicine, and stumbling around in the dark, due to the little miss sunshine not feeling well and needing a little pre-valentine’s day love. Of course, mommy is always there to give it, TWO AM or no. Mostly because mommy couldn’t wake daddy up with a baseball bat OR tuba, but don’t tell anyone I tried.

In the end, we had a much later breakfast than planned, but it was still lovely, once the headache and tiredness subsided. Thank cupid for triple shot lattes. Seriously.

Pearfectly Lovely Pancakes
ever-so-slightly adapted from Donna Hay’s Off The Shelf

For the Pancakes:
2 cups self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 eggs
3 cups buttermilk (and don’t substitute anything for this! trust me!)
2 ounces butter, melted

For the Pears:
2 firm pears, washed and sliced lengthwise into thin sections
2 ounces butter, melted
a little extra granulated sugar, for dusting

Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and cinnamon into a bowl and set aside.
Beat together eggs, buttermilk and melted butter in a stand mixer; slowly incorporate flour mixture to wet ingredients until smooth.

Brush pear slices with butter and dust with sugar. Place a slice of pear into a medium non-stick frying pan and cook over medium heat (catch a theme here?) on each side until golden. Gently – and may I stress gently – spoon about 1/4 cup pancake batter over the pear slice and cook each side for about 2-3 minutes, until golden. NOTE: If you dump your batter into the pan, your pear slice will turn into a slip-n-slide and you may end up with a pear on the side of the stove. No, really. 🙂

Serve warm with a generous spoon of the very sexy Cinnamon Cream Syrup. I actually modified this as well, as I had no corn syrup. I ended up using pure maple syrup instead – which made this into a Cinnamon Cream Maple Syrup…Syrup. Ahem. We recently took a trip to Vermont, and returned home with the real thing, so I felt this substitution would be worthy to enter this recipe!

In all, a very simple way to make a morning special for two very little, but very special people in my life. No over-commercialism here, just a direct way to little hearts…through food.
Did you really expect anything else from me?

Hope your day is happy, however you eat it.

3 thoughts on “Pearfect Pancakes

  1. I found your blog through Nora’s blog, and I found her’s through my friend’s. But I just wanted to let you know I check in here every once and a while and I LOVE your gorgeous shots of food! I’m going to print off this recipe.

  2. skat – aw, shucks! thanks! the maple syrup addition really turned out nice. would not recommend the “fake” stuff, but this was a good sub.

    danielle – hey there! thanks so much for commenting! it is really nice to “meet” you. 🙂 be sure to let me know how your pancakes turn out when you make ’em!

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