When you think of lavender, you immediately envision the chirping of cicadas and the Provence region. This flower with its unique scents combines floral and herbal notes that give it a warm and enveloping fragrance. While not all lavenders are edible, true lavender can be used in cooking to delight your taste buds. In your homemade pancake recipe, you can rely on Lavandula angustifolia to add a touch of originality that will surely surprise your family and guests.
While pancakes are particularly popular in North America, where they are often served with maple syrup, lavender pancakes are a wonderful way to bring together French and transatlantic cuisine. A few fresh eggs, unbleached flour, and a little lavender essential oil produced in Haute-Provence will do the trick. All that's left is to enjoy this simple yet highly unique recipe, infused with the aromas of the south of France.
To garnish your lavender pancakes, you can explore combinations that add even more uniqueness to your recipe. When serving, consider adding apricots, peaches, strawberries, dark chocolate, or even rose syrup.
Lavender pancakes are always a great idea for a Sunday morning breakfast. Accompanied by fresh fruits and lavender herbal tea, they make for a complete and comforting meal to share with your loved ones.
Step 1: Mix the Dry Ingredients
In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, sugar, a pinch of salt, and a packet of vanilla sugar.
Step 2: Prepare the Pancake Batter
In another bowl, mix the 2 egg yolks with the milk and 2 drops of lavender essential oil, then add to the dry ingredients while mixing. You will get a thick pancake batter. Let it rest for 15 to 30 minutes.
Step 3: Incorporate the Whipped Egg Whites
Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then gently fold them into the batter. This is the secret to ultra-fluffy pancakes.
Step 4: Cook the Pancakes
Cook in a hot, buttered skillet for 1 minute on each side. The edges should be golden, and small bubbles should form on top.
Step 5: Serve the Pancakes
Flip the pancake. Repeat to create a beautiful stack of lavender-infused pancakes!