Lemon and Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Grilled Pineapples, Kiwi and Honey

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Hello my wonderful readers!!

Its Monday already!! Every Sunday I catch myself saying “If only the weekend had one more day”!!! Ohh..

Unlike most people, weekends is when so much gets done at home. Cause that’s when I have help. Yes these are the words of a typical stay at home mum. And I love it

So this is how breakfast looked on Sunday morning. Soft, fluffy. lemony pancakes, with lightly grilled pineapple, fresh kiwi and a honey drizzle. Usually I make a typical south Indian breakfast on the weekends. But this time I wanted a change. Apart from breakfast smoothies, we usually have Dosas for breakfast. So these pancakes where a welcome change from the usual food. They are super simple to make and ideal for a family of 4. You could add what ever kind of fruit you prefer, I love fresh pineapples and I had a few kiwis in the fridge so I added them and they were awesome!!!

Ingredients :-

  1. Flour – 2 cups
  2. Sugar – 5 tbsp (brown sugar)
  3. Baking Powder – 1 tsp
  4. Milk – 1 + 2/3 cup
  5. Eggs – 4
  6. Butter – 3 tbsp (melted and cooled)
  7. Salt – 1 tsp ( or to taste)
  8. Vanilla Essence – 2 tbsp
  9. Cottage Cheese – 1+ 1/2 cup
  10. Lemon – zest of one lemon

Instructions :-

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Whisk well with a dry whisk and set aside
  2. In another bowl mix lemon zest, milk, butter, vanilla essence and cottage cheese. Then separate the egg yolks and white.
  3. Add the egg yolks to the milk and butter mixture and whisk
  4. Whisk the egg white to soft peaks in a separate bowl – set aside
  5. Now add the egg yolk + butter + milk + vanilla + cottage cheese + lemon zest  mixture to the dry ingredients
  6. Combine with a wooden spoon (do not over work the batter, its ok if there are a few lumps)
  7. Now divide the egg white mixture into 3 and slowly fold into the flour mixture
  8. Once all the egg white have been mixed your batter is ready
  9. Heat a non stick pan
  10. I use a large ice cream scoop so that I have equal quantities of batter for every pancake
  11. Pour the batter onto the hot pan. once you see bubbles form on the ends of the pancake flip and cook for 3- 4 mins on low
  12. Stack and serve with grilled pineapples, kiwi and honey!

 

Chocolate Pancakes with citrus orange curd, almonds and cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am back with another breakfast recipe and this time it’s almost like we had cake for breakfast! I was at the market and we found these beautiful oranges and I did not want to make a simple orange cake or a tart so I make the orange curd and decided we could have it for breakfast. I also make a Pavlova with it and it turned out really nice. Some day I will put the recipe up for the Pavlova. For not let me tell you that I have watched the seasons go by I love how the colours on the racks at the local markets change. Some times it full of green and yellow. Other times orange and red. Some times just green. And it’s just so wonderful how it translates to how the weather changes. These changes remind me of how fortunate I am to be able to do what I love doing with food. But next week for a change I shall not be cooking but I will be exploring food back in my village. There is going to loads of fish, home-grown organic veggies and many new places to visit! I can’t wait! Yes it is a road trip I haven’t done  road trip this long with my little one. While I am super excited I am also a little worried about how he will manage the whole thing. But I am sure it’s going to be fine. Hopefully I will be able to stay connected too.

Ok this recipe is divided into two. The orange curd and the pancakes

Ingredients for the orange curd :-

  1. Oranges / Orange Juice — 1 cup
  2. Butter – 4 tbsp
  3. Egg yolks – 6
  4. Sugar – 1 + 1/2 cup
  5. Salt – a pinch

Instructions :-

  1. Combine orange juice and egg yolks and heat on medium flame in a heavy bottom pot
  2. Make sure you stir continuously
  3. Once the mixture come to a boil add butter and sugar
  4. Agin mix well and reduce the flame to low
  5. Let the mixture simmer for another 5 mins and then take it off the heat
  6. Cover the mixture with cling wrap and pop it into the fridge for 15 mins

 

Chocolate Pancakes

Ingredients :-

  1. Flour 1 + 1/3 cup
  2. Coco powder – 5 tbp
  3. Sugar – 1/2 cup
  4. Oil –  1/4 cup
  5. Vanilla Extract – 1 tbsp
  6. Salt  – 1/4tsp
  7. Milk – 1 cup
  8. Butter milk – 2 tbsp
  9. Vinegar – 1 tbp
  10. Extra Oil – for coating the pan before pouring the pancake mix
  11. Almonds  – 1/2 cup

Instructions :-

  1. Mix all flour + coco powder + sugar + salt and set aside
  2. Heat your pan on medium to low flame
  3. In another bowl mix milk + vinegar + butter milk + oil +vanilla extract
  4. Mix just until combined ( do not over work the batter)
  5. Grease the pan with cooking oil and pour 1/3rd cup at a time
  6. Wait till bubble form on top and then flip the pancake around for the other side to cook
  7. Finally let them cool for 5 min
  8. Stack one pancake over the other with cream in between and add a big dollop of orange curd on the top
  9. Sprinkle almonds over the top and enjoy the sweet, sour, crunchy & nutty breakfast!!