Sunday, May 22, 2011

Orange, cinnamon & yoghurt pancakes

As the Starks of Winterfell would say, 'Winter Is Coming.'

Winter's scent of moist soil and wet pavement has already begun to fill the dampened air, taking colour from our cheeks to lend it to the tip of our chilled noses. Scarves are coiled and tucked beneath upturned collars in an effort to make ourselves airtight and safeguard our warmth. Most days bring at least a drizzle of rain, making hair strands glisten with watery crystals. In spite of the bitter weather, my husband and I still venture out to move our legs and discover our surrounds. Each walk reveals something new, our most frequent one divulged a magical patch of fairy-esque toadstools, their cherry-red caps spotted snow white standing apart from the emerald grass and decaying leaves of Autumn's shedding; it was one of our best discoveries. I am sure we will continue our walks far into Winter's depth as our braving of the cold only makes coming home that much sweeter; like stepping into a cosy embrace.

Whilst Winter might be looming on my doorstep, within my dwelling I fight off frostbite with foods that remind me of sunny days and balmy breezes. For me, the bold sun-drenched colour of oranges along with their fresh citrus kick full of life and zest never fails to rouse me from a Wintry slumber.

ease: 5/5.
prep time: 5mins.
cooking time: 6mins each.
total: 17mins.

taste: 4/5. A stroll down Summer's lane.

These pancakes were delicious. I adored the tang of the yoghurt with the bright citrusy hit of orange that made these pancakes feel Summery. I also added a dash of cinnamon for some extra spice.

would I make it again: Yes.



  1. Orange is definitely an excellent choice of flavour for pancakes! They look great.

  2. They look absolutely delicious, a stunning golden crust! I will try the recipe out, thanks. Orange, well citrus, is so refreshing in Winter. All that vitamin C, perhaps.
    Heidi xo

  3. Yum, these pancakes look absolutely scrumptious! Love the combo of orange and cinnamon, yum!

  4. I love orange anything. And these look really decadent!!

  5. Yum. Loving the sounds of the flavour combination. All ingredients I have at home. Must try it.

  6. Yum, your pancakes look absolutely amazing!!

    I love the photos of the toadstools, they are beautiful and indeed do look very fairy-esque!

  7. Aren't red toadstools poison? Going to have to look that up. They sure are pretty though!
    I adore the combo in your pancakes! Never would have thought of it. Super photos today!

  8. Those mushrooms are just gorgeous! And these pancakes sound so good -- love a good tang in my pancakes and the orange and yogurt fit the bill.

  9. i've had orange-zested maple syrup, but i've never actually had orange in my pancakes. great idea!

  10. I have half a carton of greek yogurt that needs to be used, this recipe could be just the trick for the weekend!

    LOVE the toadstool photos! Just gorgeous.