It’s a pancake season! Yes, there is such thing! My home country is finishing a week-long celebration of Maslenitsa (a pancake/crepe festival). And this past Tuesday many european countries celebrated a Pancake Day (Shrove Tuesday).
So, in the spirit of everything pancakes I’m sharing my version of a perfect pancake recipe loaded with all kinds of goodness like apples and carrots.
To dress these babies up try something different as a topping. Something like my Lemon Vanilla Crème Fraîche. I personally think that crème fraîche is a perfect match for any kind of pancakes or crepes. If you spread a little bit of creme on top of each pancake and stock them up on top of each other, you get a little cake for one! And don’t forget to put some generous amount of your favorite berries on top of you tiny, pretty cake. I used frozen wild blueberries, which worked out perfectly for me.
So, you are welcome! And enjoy!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 large egg
- 1½ tablespoons sugar
- 1 cup milk, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted (plus more for greasing)
- ¾ cups finely grated carrots
- ¾ cups grated granny smith apple
- In a large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cardamom.
- In a medium bowl, beat the egg with sugar using electric mixer until the mixture is pale and sugar is dissolved.
- Add milk and melted butter into the egg mixture and whisk until combined.
- Stir in grated carrots and grated apples into wet ingredients.
- Stir carrot/apple mixture into dry ingredients.
- Let rest for a few minutes, while you are preparing Lemon Vanilla Creme Fraîche
- Heat the pan/griddle over medium-low heat, grease with butter once hot and
- 8 oz creme fraiche
- 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (or less, to taste)
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla paste
- 2 tablespoon of lemon juice
- Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk until well-combined and stiff, but make sure not to over beat. Chill until ready to use.