Champagne, strawberries and pancakes… Seriously that’s heaven right there! I love all three of those items and guess what? When they’re all put together, they’re orgasmic!
The below recipe is no French crepe recipe, the pancakes are fluffy, light and oh me oh my I could easily eat them without any topping as they’re just so delectable. Buttt… The Strawberry Champagne Syrup literally was the cherry on top and took this amazing dish to out of this world status. The sweet smashed strawberries with the touch of tartness from the orange were a splendid topping to the fluffy, tasty pancakes.
Guys, if you’re looking to impress your partner, print this recipe out pronto. I promise that you’ll win A LOT of brownie points.
2 large eggs
1 cup of buttermilk
2 tablespoons of canola oil
1½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoon plain white sugar
½ cup approximately of Champagne (I used Aubert Et Fils Brut Champagne for AU$24)
1.Whisk together the egg, buttermilk, oil and set aside.
2. Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar into a bowl.
3. Slowly stir the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until the flour is stirred in. It will be a little lumpy – but don’t worry about that. Set aside for 15 minutes.
4. Once rested, gently fold in the Champagne, I added about ½ cup , however the thinner you want the pancakes, the more you should add.
5. Cook the pancakes – I did about a ¼ cup of batter per pancake and this made roughly 8 thick’n’fluffy pancakes.
Strawberry Champagne Syrup
250g punet of strawberries with the tops chopped off and then chopped in half
2/3 cup white sugar
¼ teaspoon orange zest
½ tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice
1 teaspoon cornflour
3 tablespoons Champagne
1. While you’re making the above, I would start to prepare this.
2. Pop all the ingredients above into a pot on medium heat.
3. While heating, use a potato masher or fork to mash-up the strawberries.
4. bring to the boil then simmer for 10 minutes.
5. Pour warm mixture over pancakes and voila… heaven!
This recipe is ideal for two people and it is best served up with a glass each of the remaining Champagne!
Check out the original recipe by Veggie and the Beast here.