I have been taunting my friends for over a year with the recipe for these strawberry rosewater pancakes. I had never heard of rosewater until my dear friend Stacy took me to this trendy brunch place in Berkeley. I began our meal saying, “I don’t like eating brunch in restaurants because they never offer anything that I haven’t made at home.” Little did I know…. Their daily special was strawberry rosewater pancakes, something I had never even heard of! I asked the server if they were any good. “Oh, yes! They’re divine!” was her eager response. Sold! I absolutely loved them! They tasted like Valentine’s Day! They were slightly floral (but not overly so) with thinly sliced berries hidden between the pillows of pancake batter. I came home and immediately began prowling the internet for a recipe. Apparently not many people make strawberry rosewater pancakes, which is lame given how amazingly delicious they are. I cobbled together a couple recipes and have been perfecting the recipe for the past year. These pancakes are our favorite spring and summer breakfast served with warm maple syrup, a dollop of whipped cream, and a plate of crispy bacon.
I had family in town last week and served brunch on Saturday to the whole clan. These pancakes were our “entree” and my aunt and grandma declared them the best pancakes they had ever eaten. Proof’s in the pancakes, folks. Give ‘em a try.
strawberry rosewater pancakes
adapted from www.acozyktichen.com
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cardamom
2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp rosewater
3 tbsp yogurt or milk (I add this only if the batter looks a little too thick for my preferences)
2 cups thinly sliced strawberries
additional butter or oil for the pan
Preheat oven to 200.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
In another bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Whisk the wet ingredients thoroughly and then add them to the dry ingredients, stirring with a spatula until just mixed. Do not over-mix. It is okay if there are some lumps.
Let the batter rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a griddle or cast iron skillet slowly and brush with butter or oil. Once the batter is done resting, pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the griddle or cast iron skillet. Scatter several strawberries across the top. Dab with more batter to cover the berries. Cook until bubbles form along the sides, about 3 minutes. Flip. Then cook until bottom is browned and pancake is cooked through in the middle.
Place pancake on a plate in the warm oven and repeat with remaining batter. Top with butter, warm maple syrup, and a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
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My friend Jeremy introduced me to cast iron last year and I fell for it hook, line and sinker. I now own almost as much cast iron as I do stainless steel and it’s my go-to cookware of choice. It’s surface is almost 100% non-stick and because it is so heavy, it retains heat very, very well. This makes it perfect for just about anything! I own this skillet and use it for bacon, eggs, pancakes, sauces, meat, stir fries…. the list goes on! Not only that, it’s so easy to clean! Just wipe it out with a wet sponge or paper towel and voila! Clean! Now that I’m sold on cast iron, I can’t wait for YOU to get hooked on it (if you aren’t already ).
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