Goats’ Curd Pancakes with Pomegranate Molasses Roast Grapes
From The Modern Pantry, this light but indulgent pancake recipe combines creamy goats' curd with sweet pomegranate molasses. It's perfect for a special breakfast or brunch.
This incredible recipe makes both a wonderful weekend breakfast or dessert. You could substitute ordinary curd cheese or ricotta for the goats’ curd.
|For the pancakes:|
|150g||self-raising fl our|
|1 tsp||table salt|
|4||large eggs, separated|
|65g||unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for frying|
|icing sugar, for dusting|
|For the pomegranate molasses roast grapes:|
|400g||seedless red grapes, stalks removed|
|1½ tbsp||demerara sugar|
|3 tbsp||pomegranate molasses|
Put the grapes in a roasting tin just large enough to hold them in a single layer. Sprinkle over the sugar, pomegranate molasses and verjus and roast in an oven preheated to 140°C/Gas Mark 1 for 15–20 minutes. The grapes should be just beginning to collapse in on themselves. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in their juices.
Sift the flour, salt and sugar into a large bowl. Whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk and melted butter and mix this into the dry ingredients. Carefully fold in the goats' curd, being careful not to break it up too much. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites to slightly fi rmer than soft peaks and then fold them through the batter in three batches.
Heat a little butter in an ovenproof frying pan and dollop spoonfuls of the batter into it. Put the pan into an oven preheated to 180°C/Gas Mark 4 and cook for 4 minutes or so, then remove and fl ip the pancakes. Return to the oven for 4 minutes or until the pancakes are cooked through and feel firm to the touch.
Serve with the roast grapes, crème fraîche and a dusting of icing sugar.