Pancakes Should Only Be Served With Mimosas

This is not exactly a “dessert” recipe, but I made these for the brunch I hosted for my parents on Christmas morning. They’re called “Orange Cloud Pancakes”, and simply put, it’s because they’re as light as air. They’re fluffy, and they have a lovely orange taste to them. I didn’t take pictures because I wasn’t thinking I would enjoy them so much that I wanted to write about them, but hey, I did. They’re quick and easy to make, and they’re delicious with Prosecco mimosas.

Happy Winesday, and Happy Brunch.

Orange Cloud Pancakes

Stuff You’ll Need

Makes 7-8 Pancakes

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 4 Tbsp, or 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • Stand mixer or electric hand mixer

How to Do It

  1. Place the sour cream, egg yolks, melted butter, and orange juice in a mixing bowl, and blend until the ingredients are smooth, about 30 seconds. Add the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and process again until the ingredients are just blended. Add the orange extract, and set aside. Let the mixture rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Whip the egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until they’re stiff and can hold peaks. Use a rubber spatula to gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
  3. Immediately ladle 1/3 cup scoops of batter onto a preheated griddle or greased frying pan. Cook the pancakes until they’re golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately with a little cinnamon, powdered sugar, fresh whipped cream, and/or maple syrup. And with 1-2 mimosas.

Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour.

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