Tuesday, November 20, 2012
My Favorite Pancakes with a Blackberry Compote
I had some leftover from my Red Leaf Salad with Blackberries and Blue Cheese dish the other night. Not wanting to freeze them, (my freezer is full...seriously!) I decided to make a compote with some of them.
Breakfast is a favorite meal of mine for the weekend, and I decided to make my favorite pancakes and top them with a warm blackberry compote. Yum!
A compote is a mixture of whole fruit that is cooked with water, sugar, and in this case lemon juice to break down the fruit and create a nice syrup. Chunks of whole fruit will remain in the mixture adding texture. So delishhh! You can use this over the pancakes I have here, or over pound cake, how about some ice cream!
See how yummy these look. Enjoy your breakfast!
Kitchen tip: Freeze any leftover pancakes. You can heat them in the microwave or toaster during the week for a quick breakfast or use them as a base for a snack.
You can find the pancake recipe here just omit the fruit topping ingredients: Strawberry Banana Pancakes
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
3 tablespoons water
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Combine 1 cup of the blackberries, water, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add the rest of the blackberries and cook for 8 minutes more, stirring frequently. Serve warm.