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Friday, December 11, 2009
Gingerbread Pancakes with Pomegranate Syrup
Fresh Ginger is an essential ingredient in almost all of my everyday savory dishes.As fabulous as its health benefits are ,ginger is superb in variety of cooking,even in desserts.Gingerbread Cookies with hint of fresh ginger are adored favorites.
These fascinating pancakes with peppery and lemony flavors of fresh ginger and drizzle of light pomegranate syrup,would make any breakfast a treat.Ideally served with pure maple syrup,is also perfect with the pomegranate syrup.Besides ginger,the molasses is the next unique component in these pancakes.
Molasses,the healthy Sweetener
A byproduct of sugar processing,the molasses is rich in iron and calcium ,its another healthy sweetener that works fantastically in baked goodies.Substitute molasses for sugar. One cup of molasses equals 3/4 cup of sugar.
Adapted from Kevin's Original recipe
Makes about 6-8 medium pancakes
1 cup whole wheat flour(fine ground)
1 teaspoon baking powder(alum free)
1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup skimmed milk
1 Organic egg
2 tablespoon molasses
1 tablespoon Organic butter,melted
Sift together the flour, baking powder,cinnamon and salt in a large mixing bowl.In another bowl,whisk egg along with milk ,molasses,brown sugar and ginger . Mix both wet and dry mixtures.
Heat non stick pan on medium flame. Grease it lightly with oil . Ladle about 3 tablespoon of the batter onto pan for each pancake. Cook until the top is bubbly and bottom is dark brown, flip, and continue cooking for about 30 seconds.Repeat the same for the rest of the batter.serve with pure maple syrup or light Pomegranate syrup.
Light Pomegranate Syrup
Bring 2 cups of good quality pomegranate juice to a slow boil with 2 tablespoon of light brown sugar or 1 tablespoon of Agave nectar.Now stir in a teaspoon of Organic corn starch in a 2 teaspoon of water and pour it in the cooking pomegranate mixture while stirring constantly.Cook for a minute and turn off the heat.Serve the syrup with pancakes .
The recipe is my entry for Tried and Tasted,the featured blog of the month is Kevin's Closet cooking and the host is Hema of Salt 2 Taste