Cranberry & apple flavour pancakes with fruity crème fraîche

Cranberry and apple pancakes with fruity crème fraîche

In the UK, Shrove Tuesday is colloquially named ‘Pancake Day’ and it’s traditional to eat many, many pancakes. Here’s an alternative to sugar and lemon: Cranberry and apple pancakes with fruity crème fraîche.

Cranberry & apple flavour pancakes
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Cordial flavoured pancakes with a refreshing dash of crème fraîche
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 6
  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 150ml (5 fl oz) water
  • 50ml (1.5-2 fl oz) cranberry and apple cordial
  • 1 pack of pancake batter
  • 1-2 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 200ml (7 fl oz) crème fraîche
  • 2 tsp cranberry and apple cordial
  1. Whisk the eggs until smooth, then add the water and cordial and whisk until fully combined
  2. Put the batter mix in a second bowl and add the liquid to it slowly, whisking all the time to avoid lumps
  3. Let the batter rest for a few minutes, then heat a little butter in a large pan, and when sizzling hot, pour in a little of the batter and swirl so that it covers the whole base
  4. Fry for about 60 seconds, then loosen round the edges and flip
  5. Fry for a further seconds, then turn out onto a plate
  6. Repeat until you run out of batter (you should get 4-6 pancakes depending on the thickness you aim for)
  7. Fold the pancakes into sixths to serve
  8. For the sauce, beat the crème fraîche and cordial together and poor generously over the pancake
  9. Serve with extra fruit if desired - they taste great with sliced banana.

Serve with extra fruit if desired – they taste great with sliced banana.

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  1. says

    I really like the sound of the cranberry and apple one! I’ve never tried Matcha tea so can’t imagine that one – it would be good to try though. We will start making pancakes in the next couple of weeks. I think my favourite is plain lemon juice and sugar, and the kids fave is chocolate spread
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  2. says

    I do miss pancakes smeared with chocolate spread but I have never found one that isn’t nut free. We love ours with chantilly cream and it would be interesting to try adding fruit cordial to see whether the flavour comes through. Great idea, thank you x
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