I cannot help myself. I have declared this summer the summer of drunken triple berry everything. It will be a very good summer.
Enter stage left… or stage right… or does it even really matter which side of the stage they enter from? The drunken-triple-berry-topped cream-cheese-filled pancakes.
DRUNKEN TRIPLE BERRY TOPPING:
- 4 cups mixed fresh berries
- 2 cups sugar
- Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
- 1/2 cup bourbon (or water)
- 4 tablespoons cornstarch
Place berries in a medium bowl. If using strawberries, cut them into small pieces. This time I used strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. My favorite to mix in though is normally blackberries. They are so purply and divine.
Add sugar, lemon juice, and bourbon.
Give a stir and allow to sit for at least a half an hour.
After berries have had time to rest, place in a sauce pan.
While cold, stir in cornstarch until well-mixed.
Turn onto medium high heat while continually stirring. Watch for filling to boil and keep stirring until thickened. Keep warm and serve warm.
Make a stack of pancakes. Or two.
A double batch of these pancakes will make enough to match the cream cheese and berry topping recipes and will feed about 6-7 people. Or, you know, fewer people and more food – depending on who you’re feeding. Either way, big eaters and small will be happy.
- 1 cup milk
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Keep pancakes warm on a baking sheet in 170°F oven. Cover well with foil while finishing making the pancakes to prevent them from drying out.
Pancake tips here.
Whip together cream cheesy goodness.
CREAM CHEESE FILLING RECIPE:
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter (or 1/2 a stick) softened
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Up to a tablespoon warm water, if needed to thin
- Dash of salt
Mix well with a hand mixer.
Spread cream cheese filling on top of each pancake. Stack and then adorn with plenty of berry topping and, perhaps, a sprig of fresh mint.
Yes, indeed, it will be a very good * hiccup * summer.