Citrus Dutch Oven Baby Pancake 

This idea came to me by total accident. 

  
Last Saturday, I was running errands with my boyfriend when I decided that I really wanted flowers. A huge bouquet of brightly coloured fragrant beauties. And at the same time, it was 10 am and I still hadn’t eaten breakfast. I know, I know, that’s absolutely crazy given that most of the time I can barely go for 3 hours without a snack. At this particular instant, I was craving some sort of fried batter like pancakes, or waffles- I couldn’t decide okay. Unfortunately, I didn’t get either. I went home in the grumpy, disgruntled mood that hungry teenagers often have when they don’t get what they want. 

I went to the garden in search of answers when I saw this:
And an hour later, I had this: 

  Personally, I believe that spontaneity is the spice of life. And imagination, my friends, produces some beautiful things. 

Citrus Dutch Oven Baby Pancake

Ingredients 

4 eggs

1 cup milk, either whole or 2% 

1 cup all purpose flour 

1/4 cup castor sugar

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Method 

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Whisk together the eggs, milk, flour, sugar, orange zest and salt in a large bowl together until you have a smooth batter 
  2. Melt the butter in a large cast iron skillet on low heat and add the pancake batter to it. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the pancake is a deep golden brown colour cooked through. Let cool for 5 minutes before topping with orange slices, powdered sugar and ice cream. 

The long wait was so totally worth it 

  
This recipe is adapted from The Recipe Girl’s Double Berry Pancake

Author: andreamakamba

Proudly Zimbabwean. Food lover. Book reader. Fact hoarder. Dream chaser

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