Just Peachy

This weekend, more than 60,000 people are going to be descending on Golden Gate Park for the Outside Lands music festival.  This year will be my first time, and I am super excited to see a ton of artists play, including Geogrpaher, Explosions In The Sky, Bloc Party, Alabama Shakes and the legend that is Stevie Wonder.

But, before all the festival fun ensues, tonight I have to say ‘so long’ to some of my best friends in San Francisco – Roofdeck.  They are moving to Germany and having their farewell (or, Auf Wiedersehen, if you will) party tonight.  I think both emotions, and booze will be running high, so a substantial breakfast may be required in the morning.

I knocked up these peach pancakes a few weekends ago when I was feeling like trying something new.  The combination of peach and ginger is just delicious.  Paired with an unctuous butterscotch sauce, I almost died and went to heaven.

So, if you are inclined to have breakfast before venturing out to the mayhem that will be Outside Lands (and I thoroughly recommend that you do!) then this could be just the ticket.

 

Peach & Ginger Pancakes with Butterscotch Sauce

Serves: probably 4 people depending on the size of the pancakes

INGREDIENTS (taken from seriouseats.com)

Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh peaches, peeled & diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons butter (for cooking pancakes)

METHOD

  • In a large bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl combine milk, butter, eggs and ginger.
  • Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and whisk to combine; fold in chopped peaches.
  • Heat large frying pan over medium high heat.
  • Make pancakes by pouring about 2 tablespoons of batter onto griddle or skillet (making sure there are bits of peaches in each pancake).
  • Flip when bubbles begin to form on top of pancake.
  • Serve drizzled with butterscotch sauce and obviously alongside a mimosa.

Butterscotch Sauce

My go-to butterscotch sauce recipe is by smitten kitchen.  She is not kidding when she says it is ridiculously easy.  It is caramely (yes, that is a word I just made up) creamy and buttery, without being too heavy.  Make sure you cook up enough to have leftovers for drizzling over ice cream as a late night, post-music festival snack!

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