Even if you are not from New Zealand, you probably heard of their world-famous Manuka honey and Mead. We just couldn’t resist creating a recipe for a New Zealand-inspired sweet treat/breakfast. These packages are super thick and fluffy. The secret sauce is made of fresh blueberries, blueberry juice, and manuka mead. Let’s get started!
Ingredients for six thick, large panckes:
P as the pancake batter
- 140ml milk
- 2 eggs
- 200g flour
- 3 tablespoons of vanilla sugar
- Zest of half a lemon
- 10g of baking powder
B as Blueberry Manuka ragout
- 150 g of fresh blueberries
- 200 ml of blueberry juice
- 50 ml of semi-sweet Manuka mead. We used the one from Neuseelandhaus
- 1 teaspoon of fine cornstarch
Roll up your sleeves!
Combine the flour, milk, eggs, sugar, baking powder, and lemon zest using a whisk or a hand mixer. Set aside for 5 minutes to activate the baking powder. You will be able to observe air bubbles appear after a couple of minutes.
In a small pot, heat up the blueberry juice and Manuka Mead. Let it cook for 5 minutes to de-booze it. Prep the pan with a tablespoon of vegetable oil and turn the heat on. Also, cut the fresh blueberries in half and prep the cornstarch by diluting it in a tablespoon of cold water.
Using a ladle, pour the batter into a preheated non-stick pan. Watch the batter rise up a good centimeter and flip the pancake around when the bottom side turns golden.
Add the blueberries to the de-boozed blueberry Manuka juice. Add the cornstarch (diluted in water) right after and make sure to stir constantly. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Stack the still warm pancakes on top of each other and pour the delicious blueberry Manuka mead ragout on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you’d like to add a bit more sweetness. Serve with a glass of cold Manuka mead.
To all the food & food pairing enthusiasts!
Drinking mead is great but using it in recipes creates unique flavors that other wines can hardly recreate. Pancakes and blueberries are a traditional dessert but this recipe definitely adds a twist to it, something fresh, funky, colorful, and delicious. We hope to be able to visit New Zealand soon and come back with more Manuka honey and Mead.
What about apple & mead ragout?
Jumping from New Zealand to Hungary, Austria, and Germany. This cottage cheese dumplings on an apple&mead ragout are everything a dessert should be: incredibly tasty, easy to make, so soft that it melts in your mouth, and not too sweet!
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