Blueberry and Lime Scotch Pancakes
Our Scotch pancakes make a quick and easy breakfast treat for the whole family to enjoy
MARK STOWER, DIRECTOR OF FOOD AND SERVICE
- Preparation time: 15 mins
- Cooking time: 10 mins
- Serves: Makes 8-10 pancakes
Add the flour, baking powder and the sugar to a large mixing bowl.
Add the egg, half of the milk and mix together using a whisk. Slowly add the remaining milk until a smooth batter is achieved.
Now add the blueberries, half the lime zest and mix well. Leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Heat a large frying pan and add a knob of butter. Spoon single portions of the pancake mix into the hot pan and cook over a medium heat until bubbles appear on the surface, then turn over and cook the other side, until golden.
Keep pancakes warm, whilst cooking the next batch.
To serve, stack two or three pancakes on a plate with a spoonful of crème fraiche, sprinkle of lime zest and a drizzle of maple syrup.
The lockdown last year certainly fuelled people’s interest in their gardens and it is wonderful that more people are now growing some of their own produce – blueberries are one of those fruits you can even grow in a container if you only have a balcony or small patio.
Blueberries are perennial flowering plants, so should come up each year when established. They originated in North America but are relatives of our native smaller bilberry which you can find growing wild on our heathlands and hills and is the native flower of Leeds!
Blueberries provide vitamin C and are particularly rich in anthocyanins, which give them their colour and act as beneficial antioxidants in the body.
Pancakes can make quite a healthy breakfast – you can reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe if you wish - and the blueberries in Mark’s delicious Scotch pancakes contribute about half of one of your 5-a day portions – why not add some extra berries on the side to boost that to one portion.
If you want to reduce the fat content of the dish, try some delicious thick 0% Greek yoghurt instead of the crème fraiche – its high in protein with zero fat which should help you feel fuller for longer after your pancake breakfast.
DR JULIET GRAY, COMPANY NUTRITIONIST