Peel to pip buttermilk pancakes, with roast feijoa and apples, and whipped thyme and maple butter.
2 cups plain flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 3 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons of maple, or apple syrup 75g butter, melted oil to grease the pan.
For the roast fruit
5 large Feijoa 2-3 Apples – preferably new season Granny Smiths so they are crisp and tart.
For the whipped butter
150g unsalted butter 3 tablespoons maple syrup 4 large fresh thyme sprigs.
Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add sugar. Make a well in the middle, add eggs, buttermilk, syrup and melted butter. Use a large whisk, and combine. Once mixed, you should still have lumps from the buttermilk – don’t try to whisk them out or you’ll have flat pancakes!
Tip – leaving the batter to rest for 30 minutes at this point will let the flour settle, and your pancakes will be fluffier!
Grease a heavy pan with a small amount of vegetable oil, then pour in a small ladleful of batter. Use the back of the ladle to gently spread the pancake, though be careful not to make them too thin.
Allow the first side to cook for about two minutes, or until bubbles appear on the pancake surface. Flip the pancake and cook the other side for about one minute. Continue with the rest of the batter.
Roast apples and feijoas
Top and tail the feijoas to remove any stalk remainder. Remove the core from the apples, and slice both fruits into approx. 1cm slices. Skins can be left on or removed, it’s up to you! Lay the slices on a baking tray, sprinkle with raw sugar, and roast at 180* for 15 minutes, until soft, but not falling apart.
Tip: Don’t throw away the feijoa skins – they make a delicious treat. Simmer them in hot simple sugar syrup for 2 minutes, then roast for 30 minutes – or until they’ve dried out. Enjoy once cool.
Using the whisk attachment on a cake mixer, or a hand mixer, whip the butter until it has become very pale and fluffy. Add maple syrup and thyme (remove the stalks). If needed, add a pinch of salt to balance sweetness.
Layer the pancakes, fruit and butter, and drizzle with generous helpings of maple syrup.
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