Well, it’s the first day of a brand new decade. It’s a sobering thought that we are now in the new 20s era. Personally, I’m hoping that this decade is better than the last one, and that all my plans and hopes pan out in a positive way.
With that, here’s the new look Champagne Twist YouTube Channel, the theme for this year being “New Vision”.
This year I’m starting with a bang food wise, with an easy and delicious recipe for Spiced Blueberry Pancakes. These pancakes don’t have any sugar as the sweetness is derived from the blueberries, the vanilla yogurt and just a drizzle of maple syrup. You can of course use a cheaper golden syrup, but I think the Maple syrup adds a unique spicy hit which compliments the mixed spices, so is for me worth the extra expense.
When combining fruit with spices, the usual go-to flavour pairing with blueberries is cinnamon. As it is still the Christmas season, I wanted to keep the festive flavours, but add a slight twist. So I plumped for a mixed spice blend, which does include cinnamon, as well as other spices – dill, coriander, nutmeg, ginger and cloves.
So here’s the recipe, let me know if you try this and what you think of it, it would be great to hear your considered opinions.
Here’s wishing everyone a peaceful, fun, healthy, happy and safe new year.
Spiced Blueberry Pancakes, with vanilla yogurt and maple syrup
- 200g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground mixed spice
- 1 egg
- 300ml milk
- knob of butter, melted
- 150g fresh blueberries
- oil or butter for cooking
- maple syrup and vanilla yogurt to serve
- Mix together flour, baking powder and mixed spices in a large bowl.
- In a separate, small bowl, beat the egg, then add the milk and melted butter and combine.
- Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dr, to form a smooth batter. Fold in the blueberries.
- Heat a teaspoon of oil or butter in a non-stick frying pan.
- Pour a small ladleful of batter into the pan.
- Cook on each side for about 3 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve with vanilla yogurt for a healthy breakfast, and with maple syrup for a pudding or treat.