Pancakes with sour cherry jam

A pancake recipe in which to throw away your extra sourdough. No sourdough available? Replace it then with 150g of water and 150g of all purpose flour.

Sour dough, sour cherry but in fact this recipe is a sweet one. Oh these sour cherries, how much I was ignoring them when I was in Romania because they were more sour than the normal cherries and how much I miss them here in Belgium where they are not so much known. However, I find them sometimes in July in the Saturday fruit market in my village. I remember once, I bough a sour cherry crate (~6kg) and the seller wanted to be sure that I knew what I was buying. He told me that they are cheaper because they are sour and they are not to be eaten like that.He continued explaining me that they were dedicated to jams and compotes. The truth is that me and my husband we just love them fresh. The jam I had for these pancakes is from my mother in law otherwise I would not dare to destroy the freshness of sour cherries.

  • 300g sourdough
  • 200g flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 400g milk
  • 20g butter (melted)
  • one pinch of salt

  1. Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  2. Add the sourdough, milk, four and butter and mix them all well.
  3. Let it rest for 1 hour.
  4. Heat the pans ( I use 2 to speed up the process).
  5. Oil them just a bit and pour 1/2 cup of the mixture.
  6. Turn them over when they have caught some brown spots on one the side.

Recipe inspired from Crepes, blinis & pancakes, page 48.


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