Hummingbird pancakes
November 2, 2018 Recipes

Christmas morning calls for a special breakfast. These Hummingbird Pancakes with Cream Cheese Anglaise from Southern Living might just be what you’re looking for. Stack ’em up and enjoy!

Yield: about 18 pancakes
Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup mashed very ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup drained, canned crushed pineapple in juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • Cream Cheese Anglaise (recipe below)
  • Garnishes: sliced bananas, chopped fresh pineapple
Directions

Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk and next 5 ingredients in another bowl. Gradually stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in toasted pecans. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot buttered griddle or large nonstick skillet (when using a griddle, heat to 350°). Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look dry and cooked. Turn and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until done. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet, and keep warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes. Serve with Cream Cheese Anglaise.

Tip: For tender pancakes, don’t over mix the batter; it should be lumpy.

CREAM CHEESE ANGLAISE

Yield: about 3/4 cups
Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions

Process half-and-half, cream cheese, sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch, and salt in a blender until smooth. Bring mixture to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly. Boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat, and whisk in butter and vanilla. Serve immediately.