Tuesday, 21 February 2012

FABPOW! Blueberry Pancakes and Palo Santo Marron

FABPOW, where have you been?! The last one was so long ago; I’ve been neglectful. Not that I haven’t tried. I have tried. Most weekends I’ve tried. I just haven’t succeeded. I’ve had some good matches but good isn’t good enough. A FABPOW is better than that.

And this one is seriously good. It’s also in time to celebrate Pancake Day.

My version is a classic pancake recipe (English-style, not thick American-style) with a slosh of stout in the mix and a handful of blueberries in the pan, then covered in maple syrup on the plate. The beer on the side was Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron. The bottle was almost three years old but it still had loads going on: cocoa, vanilla, berries, a brandy-like booziness. Just imagine those flavours with the burst of sharp sweetness from the blueberries and the maple syrup. Perfect. Any big, rich stout will be brilliant.

Happy Pancake Day!

The picture above is not mine, of course. It comes from the BBC. My photos were terrible so they got deleted. I must get better at taking photos...


  1. Hello

    Good Day,interesting post keep the good work.i'll be back for more


  2. Yummm...Palo Santo Marron is one of the best beers I have had, think the match would be spot on.

    Also don't worry about not taking photos of food well (you have seen how bad some of mine are and I take photos for a living). It takes a long time to become good (and those that do get paid a lot of money) and is all about the food arrangement and the lighting. Although I'm lead to believe that with a lot of the little tricks of the trade most dishes are not very palatable after the photos are taken.

  3. Good call on the pancakes, those fat American ones are horrible.

  4. I'm a big fan of adding beer to pancakes. It adds a nice airiness to the pancakes. You should try making some with fruit beer. They're be the best pancakes ever.


  5. Beer and pancakes, yes yes yes! Love it with beer batter too.

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  7. Ahora solo falta que termine de hacer este frío horrible.