let them eat flowers, or springtime for pancakes

It never would have occurred to me to put flowers in pancakes, until I saw one of my Platz-mates do it and became enamoured. Now when the elder trees begin to bloom—and we have a dearth of them on the property—it’s one of my favorite things to do with them. Besides failing at making syrup out of them that is. (Hopefully I’ll be trying that again this year, and this year no one will take the brew out of the fridge and leave it to grow a mold sweater in the sun while I am away. Grrrz.)

The process is simple: make some pancake batter like you usually do (which for me consists of equal parts flour and raw milk, and a pinch of baking powder and salt), slap it in the pan like you usually would, and then break off some blossoms from the thicker bits of green branch and stick them in the dough. You’ll want to let the pancake cook through as much as possible before flipping it as excessive flower-on-pan action can lead to excessively blackened flowers.

Afterward they’ll look like this, you’ll feel like a god damn gourmet, and your pancakes will have the light, sweet taste of elderberry blossoms.

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Thursday May 12th 2011, 7:18 am 3 Comments
Filed under: conspiracies,daily life,food,freegan,recipes

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I’ve had elderberry blossoms as fritters before. Nummy.

Comment by paula 05.12.11 @ 5:21 pm

looks amazing, bet linden tree flowers would work too, an aunt dries them for a floral scented tea,
intrigued by recipe, how does your pancake bind together without egg?

Comment by tess 05.13.11 @ 11:32 am

Those are actually really good. I had them once when my wife’s dad made them. I was wondering what the hell are we eating but they were really good.

Comment by Going Kraut 05.14.11 @ 8:26 pm

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