Who said Pancakes have to be plain & boring!
BLUE IS THE NEW BLACK! Who said pancake's have to be plain boring and without colour! Time for a change - Now wake up to this power packed anti-oxidants Blue Butterfly Pancakes. Healthy with natural anti-oxidants and anthocyanins; blue flavonoids pigment found in the herb, Butterfly Pea Flower. Kids love them! Yummo.......
This recipe is contributed by Chef Jimmy, a western trained chef in Italian & French cuisine -
he happens to be the husband of my wife's best friend when they were both in the financial services industry many years ago. Jimmy is very good in making all the "Blue Cuisines" and have incorporated successfully various Blue Butterfly Sauces with our Australian bush food ingredients. We have a few more recipes from Chef Jimmy like a Blue Pasta which we shared on our Instagram and FB Page.
INGREDIENTS : 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of MY BLUE TEA - Blue Butterfly Pea Powder (or to your desired blue colour) 2 eggs 1 3/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 2 cups self-raising flour 1/3 cup CSR Caster Sugar Butter, for frying, plus extra, to serve Maple syrup, to serve Sweetcorn to garnish Butterfly Pea Flower to garnish
Blue Butterfly Pea Pancakes
Step 1: Whisk eggs, milk and vanilla together in a jug. Sift flour into a large bowl. Stir in sugar. Make a well in the centre. Add milk mixture. Add in 1 teaspoon of Blue Butterfly Powder (or to your desired blue colour). Whisk until just combined. Let the mixture rests for 30 minutes.
Step 2: Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Grease pan with butter or spray with cooking oil. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, cook 2 pancakes for 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on surface. Turn and cook for a further 1-2 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining mixture, greasing pan with butter or cooking oil between batches.
Step 3: Serve with maple syrup and extra butter. Garnish with corn and (if available) and butterfly pea flowers! ENJOY!
You might like to enjoy your Blue Butterfly Pancakes with a pot of Blue Herbal Tea or Blue Latte or make a cup of Blue Milk for the children. The Blue Butterfly Powder is very versatile, taste earthy or neutral - something for you to challenge your creative self. There's a "Green & Yellow" colour in there somewhere in this wonderful herb. Test it in your lab!
Blue Herbal Tea - our best seller
PRO TIPS :
Always dilute the Blue Butterfly Powder in warm water and let it rests for 10 - 20 minutes as it is very concentrated and the colour will keep expanding.
Also, only try a small amount of Blue Butterfly Pea Powder for the Pancakes first - ie try 1/2 teaspoon or if you want it a little more blue add a bit more Blue Butterfly Pea powder and water stirring evenly to dilute.
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You might also like to check Chef Jimmy's Tri-coloured Mousse recipe here - this was published in December last year.