January 31, 2011

I'm Up! Lemon-Poppy Seed Pancakes


Lemon-Poppy Seed Pancakes

Unfettered from the constructs of the work week, weekend breakfast is one time when time doesn't matter.

Long and leisurely, usually with something good to read, a crossword puzzle to work, or the soft-voiced retelling of the previous night's dreams, the habit of a weekend breakfast can provide something nice to look forward to the whole week through.

Mornings when you've woken not by the alarm but on your own volition are especially conducive to a breakfast treat. A friendly poppy-seeded pancake, tangy with buttermilk and the cheer of lemon makes the whole experience more agreeable. Earthy, crunchy poppy seeds and the congenial wake-up call of citrus in a robe of fluffy cake made toasty with butter, dolloped with lemon curd, served with a steamy mug of black coffee... Weekend, here I come!

I'm Up! Lemon-Poppy Seed Pancakes
a Sticks Forks Fingers Original

Dry ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
zest of one lemon
3 tablespoons poppy seeds

Whisk all above ingredients in a large mixing bowl to combine.

Wet ingredients:
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
juice of one lemon
one extra large egg (I used 2 very small county ones here)
2 tablespoons mild olive oil

Whisk together wet ingredients in small bowl. Quickly fold them into the dry ingredients and stir just until dry ingredients are barely moistened.

Heat cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Melt one or two tablespoons butter in pan, and drop in 1/4 cup measures of batter. Cook until bubbles form and begin to break on top and the edges are just beginning to loose their shine. Flip, and cook until bottom is nicely browned, adding more butter as necessary.

Makes about ten 4" pancakes. Top with powdered sugar and lemon curd. (Trader Joe's makes a nice one that I always keep in the pantry for such occasions, in case you don't happen to have any freshly made.)

22 comments:

  1. I have some poppy seeds and don't know how to use them.. but I already have one idea.. thanks :)

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  2. I just love lemon poppy seed muffins so I know I would love these. What a great idea!!

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  3. Lemon Poppy seed pancakes?! That sounds so good! I have a bunch of lemons my mother-in-law gave me from her tree and I've been thinking about what to make. I will have to make this on Saturday. thank you so much!

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  4. The looks of the pancakes alone were enough for me . . . your description of a leisurely weekend breakfast, truly enticing.

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  5. I love pancakes, and this addition of lemon makes these irresistable! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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  6. I never thought of lemon poppy seed pancakes, even though like the muffins. Snow Blizzard tomorrow, so these would be the perfect snowy day breakfast

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  7. Wonderful pancakes...love the poppy seed idea:)

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  8. I love anything lemon poppy seed and I can't wait to get home this weekend. I've saved this and maybe it's how I'll celebrate a weekend back at home.

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  9. Love lemon poppyseed, but never had in a pancake. I'm up!

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  10. I love this twist on pancakes!!!

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  11. great pancakes .. i know what am cooking for my sunday breakfast :)

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  12. Yum! Two of my favorite flavors together in one pancake!

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  13. I've seen several recipes for pancakes today. I think it is a sign!

    Poppy seeds are something I don't use often enough.

    Jason

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  14. It's only Tuesday and I'm already pining for the weekend breakfast experience. Some days I feel that I must be getting old, as these routines become more and more comforting!

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  15. You got my attention with pancakes..:D
    Looks incredible, tasty and moist..Yummy!!!!

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  16. What a great pancake flavor. That stack looks so good.

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  17. These look delicious - can you come and make them for me on Saturday? Thanks

    Shari from www.goodfoodweek.blogspot.com

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  18. That looks wonderful! So unique and delicious! Definitely worth waking up to!!

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  19. One of my favorite combinations! We'll be trying this :-)

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  20. We made your pancakes this morning for breakfast and my husband commented they were some of the best he had ever made.

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  21. Wow! What an amazing dinner! Those pancakes look delightful, too. Bookmarking those for sure!

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