• Donnington Grove

Blood orange & cardamom pancakes

Makes 24

Celebrate Shrove Tuesday and try our delicious mini pancakes


125g plain flour

Half tsp baking powder

Half tsp ground cardamom

200ml buttermilk

2 large eggs, separated

1 blood orange, zested

1 tbsp blood orange juice

50g butter melted and cooled, plus extra for greasing

1 tbsp caster sugar

icing sugar to dust

LET’S Get GoinG

1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cardamom and a pinch of salt. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, egg yolks, orange zest and juice and butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk to create a smooth batter.

2. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then add the caster sugar, whisk again, then fold into the batter.

3. Butter an aebleskiver pan and set over a medium-high heat. Spoon 1 tbsp batter into each hole and allow to cook and set for about 1 min. Use a skewer or pointed palette knife to flip the pancakes, then add a bit more batter.

Allow to set and flip again, cooking and rotating until you have a golden puffed pancake ball. Alternatively, drop spoonfuls of batter into a buttered non-stick frying pan and cook for several mins on each side. Dust with icing sugar and serve hot.