Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pear Pancakes with Sauteed Pears and Orange Caramel

1 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup brown sugar - packed
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp melted butter, plus extra for pan
1 pear

In a bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  In a separate bowl combine sugar, egg, buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla, butter, and 1 grated pear.

Add dry ingredients to the wet, mix until dough barely comes together, do not overmix.  Preheat a pan over medium heat add a tablespoon of butter.  Cook pancakes in batches, keeping the already made pancakes warm.  Make the pear and orange caramel while making pancakes.

Pears in Orange Caramel
1 cup orange juice
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp butter
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon

Core and slice the second pear. 
Saute in a pan with butter, brown sugar, salt, orange juice, and cinnamon over medium-low heat until pears have softened and the sauce resembles the consistency of thin caramel.  Serve with the pancakes.

Spiced Whipped Cream
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tsp sugar
pinch of cinnamon
Whip the cream with sugar and cinnamon.  Serve with the pancakes.

1 comment:

  1. These look nothing short of breakfast divinity!! I adore the subtle, crisp flavors of pears. These are a must try for sure!