Honeyed Nectarine Filled Pancakes

Jenny Morris, Nectarines

These make a delicious dessert or afternoon tea treat.
• Serves 8-10

The Pancakes

Make the pancakes upfront, they warm well in microwave if want to serve them hot.
Makes 8 -10 thin pancakes

Ingredients:

• 2 cups sifted flour
• 2 XL eggs
• 250 ml milk
• 125 ml Vegetable oil

• 1 tsp vanilla extract

• 1 Tbsp caster sugar

• 250 ml soda water or sparkling water


Method

1. In the bowl of a food processor place all the ingredients except the soda water a d blend together well, now add the soda water and blend. 
Rest the batter for 30 minutes before making the pancakes. 


2. Spray a frying pan with none sticks cooking spray. 
Heat the pan to a medium high heat. 
Ladel some batter into the pan and swirl to coat the base of the pan. 
Cook for one minute each side a d the place the cooked pancake onto a plate; continue till you have used up all the batter. 
If you have any leftover pancakes keep them till the next day, warm then and serve them with a drizzle of honey for breakfast. 


The Honeyed Nectarine Filling

Ingredients:

• 10 large Nectarines 

• 100 g butter 

• 75g caster sugar 

• 3 Tbsp honey

• Pinch of salt

• 100 roughly chopped almonds
• 2 Tbsp whiskey (optional, but I do recommend it)
• 2 Tbsp of water if needed
• 250 g softened cream cheese
• 125 ml fresh cream

Method

1. Stone and cut the nectarines into small blocks, set aside till needed.
2. 
In a large frying pan place the butter, sugar and honey, heat gently till sugar starts to melt, stir the nuts and whiskey and cook stirring for 2 minutes, add the nectarines and stir to coat with the sugar mixture, add a little water if needed, simmer for 4 minutes, remove from the heat.
3. 
Lay the pancakes out onto a flat surface. 

4. Divide the Nectarine filling in half, reserving the remaining half to garnish the top of the pancakes with.
5. 
Stir the cream cheese and cream into half of the Nectarine mixture, divide it between the pancakes. 

6. Place some filling down the centre of each pancake and roll into a cigar. 

7. Place onto a serving plate, spoon over some of the cooked Nectarine mixture, dust with Icing sugar, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and serve. 

8. Done