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Recipes

Buttermilk pancakes with spiced pears & apple butter

Serves 4 – Recipe courtesy of Paula McIntyre

Buttermilk pancakes with spiced pears & apple butter

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 200ml Northern Ireland buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 300g soda flour
  • 1 tbsp castor sugar
  • 2 apples, peeled cored and diced
  • 4 ripe pears
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 50g Northern Ireland butter
  • 50g Demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 bramley apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 50g castor sugar
  • 100g Northern Ireland soft butter

Method

  • Whisk the eggs, buttermilk and syrup together.
  • Mix in to the soda flour and sugar. Add the apples and set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Rub a frying pan or griddle with a little oil and drop spoonfuls of the pancake mixture.
  • When the surface bubbles, flip over. Repeat with the remaining batter and cool on wire racks or eat immediately.
  • For the spiced pears, peel, quarter and core the pears and toss in the lemon juice.
  • Heat the butter and sugar until the sugar starts to melt.
  • Add the pears and cook for five minutes.
  • Add the spices and cook for 1 minute.
  • For the apple butter, cook the apple and sugar until soft. Blend to a smooth puree and cool.
  • Whisk the butter and apple mixture together and chill.
  • Spoon some warm pears on to the pancakes and top with a small scoop of the butter.

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