This recipe has been tantalizing me all week. I adapted it from the Joy of Cooking.
So many lemon recipes suffer from the wimp factor. They add a tablespoon of lemon juice or the zest of one lemon and then have the nerve to call themselves a lemon this or a lemon that. It’s criminal.
And it’s the same thing with poppy seeds. People seems to think that a tablespoon or two entitles them to emblazon the words poppy seeds all over their recipe title.
I assure you that these pancakes have earned their name fair and square. Lots of lemon flavor, lots of poppy seed crunch.
Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
zest of two lemons
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
3 Tbsp butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup poppy seeds
- Mix the dry ingredients together.
- Whisk the wet ingredients together with the poppy seeds.
- Add the wet to the dry and mix just until combined. Lumps are fine.
- Cook on a lightly greased griddle until lighty golden on both sides.
- Serve with maple syrup.
Oh, I know you’re wondering, and yes, maple syrup does go with the lemon, in fact the flavors complement each other beautifully.
Did Citrus Week get all that citrus fever out of your system? Not me. Not a chance. I think it actually inflamed my passion. And now I’ve got all the recipes that didn’t make it into this week’s posts sitting there tempting me! Have a great weekend!