Fig and Walnut Chai Pancakes
An obsession of ours is making pancakes, because lets face it, pancakes are damn right delicious! Thankfully, you can use any of our blends to make a multitude of delightfullly flavoursome pacncakes for you and the family to enjoy.
One of our favourite recipes is the Fig and Walnut Chai pancakes. Beautiful hits of spices run through the base pancakes, accompanied by delectable sweetness from ripe figs, juicy blackberries and the extra crunch from the walnuts make for pancakes you'll never want to end.
1 Cups of flour
2 Large teaspoons of Blendsmiths Masala Chai tea leaves
2 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
1 ¼ cups of the milk of your choice
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
½ cup chopped walnuts
2 whole figs
A handful of blackberries
Whisk in the milk, eggs, oil and vanilla extract until just combined (the batter should be lumpy).
Heat a saute pan or cast iron skillet to medium-high heat and coat with cooking spray.
Working batches, pour ¼ cup heaps of batter into the pan. Cook until bubbles start to form on the top. Flip and cook another 30-60 seconds, until bottom has browned.
Stack pancakes and top with vanilla yogurt, fig, blackberries and walnuts (we choose to add an extra sprinkle of Chai powder)
Did you know? The Romans invented pancakes. While some suggest that Ötzi the Iceman was eating einkorn wheat in an early sort of flatbread form, most food historians say that the earliest pancake-like dish, known as Alita Dolcia ("another sweet" in Latin), was made by Romans in the 1st century CE from milk, flour, egg, and spices. Not a million miles away from CHAI PANCAKES.