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Crispy Polenta Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Drizzle

In the world of culinary delights, few dishes offer the comfort and satisfaction of a stack of fluffy pancakes. This recipe is a riff pulling together the classic fluffy American pancake, and one of my favourite cakes, featuring polenta and blueberries. The result is a golden-hued, light, textured pancake, perfect for dragging through blueberry maple syrup. 

Enter crispy polenta pancakes with blueberry maple drizzle – a mouthwatering fusion of flavours and textures that elevates the humble pancake to new heights of culinary excellence.

The Allure of Polenta Pancakes

Polenta, a traditional Italian dish made from ground cornmeal, has been enjoyed for centuries as a versatile and comforting staple. With its creamy texture and mild flavour, polenta serves as the perfect canvas for a wide range of culinary creations, from savoury sides to decadent desserts. When transformed into pancakes, polenta takes on a whole new dimension, offering a crispy exterior and tender interior that make for a delightful eating experience.

The Crispiness Factor

What sets crispy polenta pancakes apart from their traditional counterparts is their irresistible crispiness. By cooking the polenta until golden brown and crispy on the outside, while still maintaining a soft and creamy interior, these pancakes offer a satisfying contrast of textures that is sure to tantalise the taste buds. Whether enjoyed on their own or paired with a sweet and tangy blueberry maple drizzle, the crispy perfection of polenta pancakes is sure to leave a lasting impression.

The Sweet Sensation of Blueberry Maple Drizzle

No pancake stack is complete without a drizzle of syrup, but why settle for plain old maple when you can elevate your breakfast experience with a blueberry maple drizzle? This luscious sauce combines the natural sweetness of ripe blueberries with the rich depth of maple syrup, creating a flavour profile that is both familiar and unexpected. The tartness of the blueberries balances perfectly with the sweetness of the maple syrup, adding a burst of fruity freshness to every bite.

A Harmony of Flavours and Textures

When crispy polenta pancakes meet blueberry maple drizzle, magic happens. The crispiness of the pancakes provides a satisfying crunch with every bite, while the creamy polenta interior melts in your mouth, leaving behind a comforting warmth. The sweet and tangy blueberry maple drizzle adds a burst of fruity flavor that dances on the palate, creating a harmonious symphony of flavors and textures that is sure to delight even the most discerning breakfast connoisseur.

The Art of Culinary Creativity

In the world of culinary arts, creativity knows no bounds. With a little imagination and ingenuity, even the most basic ingredients can be transformed into something extraordinary. Crispy polenta pancakes with blueberry maple drizzle exemplify the art of culinary creativity, taking simple, humble ingredients and elevating them to gourmet status. Whether enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, these delectable pancakes are sure to impress and inspire, proving that when it comes to culinary delights, the possibilities are endless.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can this recipe be made gluten-free?

We haven’t tried making this recipe gluten-free, but if you do try it, please let us know.   as

Can this recipe be made vegan?

Again, we haven’t tried it as a vegan option and would love your feedback if you give it a go. In the meantime, you can give my Dead Easy Vegan Pancakes a try. 

Can the batter be made in advance?

It’s best to make these as soon as your batter is ready.   as

 

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Crispy Polenta Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Drizzle


  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 2 - 4 portions

Description

In the world of culinary delights, few dishes offer the comfort and satisfaction of a stack of fluffy pancakes. This recipe is a riff pulling together the classic fluffy American pancake, and one of my favourite cakes, featuring polenta and blueberries. The result is a golden-hued, light, textured pancake, perfect for dragging through blueberry maple syrup.


Ingredients

Units
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • Polenta 60g (1/3 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (150g flour)
  • Lemon zest

For the blueberry maple syrup

  • Handful100g blueberries
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Lots of butter and a splash of neutral oil for cooking


Instructions

  1. For the pancakes, combine the egg, egg yolk, milk, optional vanilla, and polenta together and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the blueberries and maple syrup and cook over medium-high heat until the berries burst and the syrup turns a bright purple. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt.
  4. Make a well, then pour in the egg polenta mixture.
  5. Whisk until just combined with no streaks of flour remaining; the batter can stay a little lumpy as this will help keep your pancakes fluffy.
  6. Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add a big knob of butter and a little drizzle of oil to help increase the smoke point of the butter and prevent it from burning.
  7. Ladle in spoonfuls of the pancake batter, cooking on medium until the surface is covered in bubbles and the pancake looks like it’s mostly set. Gently flip so as not to deflate the pancakes, then cook on the other side.
  8. Repeat until all the batter is used up, adding more butter and oil as needed to keep them cooking in a decent amount of butter and get really crisp (you can definitely use less butter; they just won’t be as golden and buttery crisp).
  9. Serve with a large spoonful of blueberry maple syrup and a pat of butter.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 - 30 min
  • Category: Breakfast & Brunch

Keywords: Breakfast, Brunch, Polenta pancakes, Blueberry maple syrup

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