Friday, July 30, 2010

pancakes for dinner?

i dont think ive made these since the restaurant closed.
i guess they do involve roasting/cooking sweet potatoes,
and that doesnt happen too often. so perhaps that is why.
i was cooking some up for the hungry dec the other day
and thought it was be fun to do breakfast for dinner.
anyhow, here's the recipie if you are feeling sweet potatoey.
or if you just missed these and need a good soothing
recipie for a fall breakfast, whip these babies out.
the story behind them is that we thought we were going to
be opening in the fall, and it ended up that we opened
up in july instead.
so whatever, it all worked out as it should.
sweet potato pancakes

ingredients:

1 c. flour

1/2 t. cinnamon

1/8 t. nutmeg

2 T. sugar

dash salt

1 T. baking powder

2 c. (or one large) roasted sweet potato

1 c. whole milk

1/2 c. buttermilk

1 egg

1/2 stick butter, melted, cooled

1/2 c. crushed pecans
maple syrup for serving
mascarpone topping:
1/2 cup mascarpone (or cream cheese)
large dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
2 T. powdered sugar
splash vanilla extract
method:
  • combine dry ingredients in bowl
  • in cuisinart puree sweet potatoes until smooth. add milk and buttermilk. mix well. add egg.
  • add flour mixture to sweet pot mixture. whisk to combine
  • slowly incorporate melted butter into batter. careful not to splash up in your face.
  • cook on griddle according to the size of your liking. warning: they take a while to cook. be patient.
  • mix mascarpone ingredients.
  • serve pancakes topped with mascarpone mix, sprinkled with pecans and drizzed with warm maple syrup.

thats all folks.

hope your weekend is a little less rainy than mine.

4 comments:

jack, lucy and finn said...

hurray for sweet potato pancakes!
i am so excited to make these!

diane said...

Those sound delicious! I am bookmarking the recipe so I can make them this fall.

Mary Weisse said...

I definitely missed them! I can't wait to make them too! Thanks so much for sharing.... How about those Banana Cream Cookies next?

Mely said...

I saw the link to this recipe from your mom's blog and couldn't believe it! My husband and I spent many weekend mornings eating at Palatte and boy do we miss it! Palatte was the sweetest and most romantic setting for brunch. This was also my favorite thing on the menu and I can't wait to make them at home. Thanks for all the wonderful memories you gave us with Palatte...we both miss it very much. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE :)