Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes

Long celebrated as a versatile ingredient in cuisines across the globe, yogurt has recently emerged as a food of nearly unparalleled growth here in the United States. Yogurt Culture by Cheryl Sternman RulePhoto Credit ~ Ellen Silverman

In Yogurt Culture, award winning food writer Cheryl Steersman Rule gives us 115 flavorful recipes, taking yogurt farther than the breakfast table, lunchbox, or our gym bags!  Cheryl strips yogurt of its premixed accessories and brings it back to its pure, wholesome essence.  With chapters labeled Flavor, Slurp, Dine, and Lick she pairs plain yogurt not just with fruit but with meat, not just with sugar but with salt, not just with herbs but with fragrant spices whose origins span the globe.

She explores yogurt from every angle, explaining how to read a label, visiting producers large and small, and gaining entry to the kitchens of cooks from around the world.  Deeply researched and peppered with stories  interviews, and full-color photographs Yogurt Culture offers a fresh and in depth take on a beloved food.

Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes ~ Yogurt CulturePhoto Credit ~ Ellen Silverman

As you know my family loves breakfast, and I’ve told you how much I love cardamom, so naturally the first recipe I was drawn was her Cardamom Pancakes.  Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes….tender they are.  I have a recipe that I never veer from, however I do believe I will have to switch it up now and again to make these tender beauties.  They were easy, delicious, my kids loved them, they froze beautifully and warmed perfectly in the microwave.  Tenderest cardamom pancakes is an all around great recipe!

Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes ~ Yogurt Culture

I read through the recipe a couple of times, but it was not until I actually physically made these pancakes that I realized there was no sugar in them.  I admit I had a little bit of a “huh?” moment, but I went forward and followed the recipe to a T, and did not go with my instinct to throw in a few tablespoons of the white stuff.  I am so glad I did!

 

Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes ~ Yogurt CultureBecause these cakes did not need sugar.  Well and actually I’m rethinking why any pancake batter needs sugar since one pours sweetener over the pancakes eventually anyway!  Eggs, Stonyfield plain yogurt, butter, flour, cardamom, salt, baking powder is pretty much all you need…oh and milk, this recipe comes together quickly and easily!  I love my butter dish from OXO, they thought of everything when they designed this kitchen basic! Light weight, clear lid, measurement markers are just a couple of its great features.

 

Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes ~ Yogurt CultureI love also love this mini pancake turner by OXO it’s thin flexible edge makes it perfect for getting under pancakes and flipping them, it’s also heat-resistant up to 600 degrees.  I think I see this little guys flipping some sliders, on the grill, in his future.

 

Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes ~ Yogurt CultureI’ve been known to make my pancakes large, but this recipe advises to drop 3 tablespoons of batter into a buttered iron skillet which makes for a smallish pancake.  Which I found I liked way better than my oversized pancakes.  Downsizing is in you know.  I think that applies to pancakes as well!

Because this recipe makes up to 30 small pancakes I had plenty leftover, I need to tell you that I placed them on cooling racks and when they were completely cool I placed the leftovers in freezer zip-loc bags and froze them.  The kids reheated in the microwave for quick snacks and breakfast and loved them!

So there you have it.  Yogurt Culture a great read with amazing recipes, made with my yogurt of choice Stonyfield, flipped with a sweet little pancake flipper from OXO!  Looking for a great gift for that foodie in your life, well I just gave you a great idea right there!

If your family loves pancakes you need to give these tender Cardamom Pancakes a try!

 

Disclaimer: I am proud to be a member of the Clean Plate Club with Stonyfield.  I was given the book, and products to try and review; as always all thoughts and opinions are completely my own.  

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Comments

  1. 1
    Janey :

    Sounds yummy! I can see this in my future when the 2 youngest grandsons will be with us this summer. They love to ‘help’ in the kitchen….I really think it’s because they enjoy cracking the eggs…so this will be a fun activity to do with them. Thanks.

  2. 2
    g :

    Need to Know Calories!!!
    Please add for all your recipes.
    Thanks

    • 2.1
      Sheila :

      I have never done nutritional break down on my site, it would be too time consuming to start now. I know there are several sites that you can copy paste recipes into and get the information you need. I appreciate your readership, but I hope you understand how time consuming this would be to go back through several hundred recipes. Best, Sheila

  3. 3
    Faith :

    I need to know the carb count for this. I’d appreciate all the nutiritional breakdown info.

    • 3.1
      Sheila :

      Faith, Because I have never done nutritional break down on my site, I can’t start now. I know there are several sites that you can copy paste recipes into and get the information you need. I appreciate your readership, but I hope you understand how time consuming this would be to go back through several hundred recipes. Best, Sheila