Hot Cakes Japanese Style

Hot Cakes Japanese Style

Hot Cakes

I am becoming a fan of pancakes…..there I said it! I never really have cared for them the way I do French Toast. But, in recent months, I have embraced the pancake or hot cake.

I saw a picture on Pinterest with the most beautiful pancakes I had ever seen, so of course I had to look at the site and the recipe. Tara’s Multicultural Table……Tara features recipes from all around the world and had the recipe for the Hot Cakes. Visit her site for more multicultural recipes.

Tim is alway up for pancakes a.k.a. hot cakes, so when I suggested them, it was a thumbs up. They do take a few more minutes to make, as they require a resting time, but during the rest you can make the easy peasy Japanesey syrup to smother the beautiful pancakes in.

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Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Wow……that is a mouth full……a mouth full of yummy flavor. These pancakes rocked, and the syrup was sticky sweet vanilla goodness.

Now, having said that, I am not huge fan of pancakes. I mentioned this in my post for Cinnamon Pancakes with Brown Sugar Bacon Pancakes would not be my choice…….I’m more of a French toast girl…………but you know me, anything French…….but I saw a picture of some blueberry pancakes and for some reason I thought they looked delicious. Oh, and I am not a big fan of blueberries either…….wonder why they looked so good?

Maybe they got me thinking about breakfast…..after all it was Sunday morning. Tim was at work and I wanted to make him breakfast. Now, he likes pancakes, and since he was working on a Sunday, he needed a special treat!

So, me not being a fan of either pancakes or blueberries, I needed to switch it all up…….if I do have pancakes I like buttermilk pancakes the best, but I didn’t have buttermilk. I know you can do the vinegar in milk trick but to me it just isn’t the same……. but I did have Greek yogurt…..would it work?…..darn tooting it worked……like a charm.

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Raspberries were on sale when I got groceries, so of course I bought them and they replaced the blueberries. In my opinion raspberries need almonds, so I used almond flour with regular flour and a bit of almond extract. Once I mixed the wet and dry pancake ingredients, I folded in some slivered almonds and raspberries. I cooked them on a flat griddle sprayed with non stick spray. They puffed up beautifully.

I really couldn’t see putting maple syrup on these. I found tons of ideas for syrups, but nothing sounded quite like what I wanted, until I started to see vanilla syrup recipes……now that sounded like just the ticket. Two kinds of sugar, a bit of cornstarch to thicken, some water, and for that special vanilla taste, a vanilla bean. I scraped out the inside of the bean and put it in the syrup and put the bean pod in for a little extra vanilla taste……it turned out perfect. I had never had flavored syrup before………but this was totally awesome.

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When Tim got home …….after he took these fabulous pictures for you to enjoy…….we had what were the best pancakes I have ever had……..fluffy, almondy, raspberry goodness with that homemade syrup ………..there is some of the syrup left, maybe I will make pancakes this coming Sunday!!!!!!

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Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes
  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • ¼ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, almond flour, sugar, and lemon zest. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt and milk. Add egg and almond extract and mix until smooth.
  3. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Fold in slivered almonds and raspberries.
  4. Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium heat; spray with non stick cooking spray. Drop batter by ¼ cup portions onto heated pan. Cook 2 minutes, flip and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Serve with Homemade Vanilla Pancake Syrup.
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Homemade Vanilla Syrup

Raspberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes
  • Author: Marty Boyd

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 2 inch piece vanilla bean

Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan mix sugars,and cornstarch, add water. Bring to a boil. While the mixture is coming to a boil scrape the inside of the the vanilla bean. Place the inside of the beans and the pod in the cooking liquid,and reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly before serving on pancakes.

Notes

Makes about 1 1/2 cups syrup.

 

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Brown Sugar Bacon

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Brown Sugar Bacon

Cinnamon Roll Pancake

Sunday breakfast…..isn’t it the best breakfast of the week??? You have all the time in the world to relax and enjoy something special. I know a lot of folks like to go out for breakfast, and don’t get me wrong I am one of them………..have I mentioned what a crazy winter it has been here in the mid-west? If not here is winter in a nut shell……..snow, snow. snow……….freezing, freezing, freezing……..did I leave anything out? Given the weather, I have become even more of a home body than I usually am. Seriously, I could stay in the house from Thanksgiving until at least St Patricks Day…….maybe longer depending on the whole groundhog shadow thing. I really, really, hate cold weather. The only thing I hate worse is driving in the snow……… I truly thing I am not cut out for winter! Continue reading “Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with Brown Sugar Bacon”