Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Pancacas de ñame (taro pancakes)

ñame is widely used in the Caribbean coast of Colombia and is essential in the preparation of Sancocho ( typical soup) and other dishes. It is know as cará in Brazil, Malanga in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Cuba. In North America is known as Taro and is a main ingredient in the Hawaiian cuisine.

These pancakes are fluffier and lighter and make a great breakfast or dessert.

Ingredients for 6 pancakes

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup ñame (Taro) flour
2 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
1/2 cup milk


½ cup blueberries or any berry in season (leave some fresh to garnish)
½ cup whipping cream
4 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice

In a large bowl add the flours, salt, baking powder and mix. Stir in the egg, sugar and milk and mix well until the batter is well incorporated.

Oil lightly a griddle and heat to medium heat. Pour ¼ cup of the batter on the hot griddle and flip over when top begins to bubble slightly. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

In a small pot add the berries, 3 tablespoons sugar and the lemon juice and cook for 5 minutes in medium heat to create a coulis.

Whip the cream with a tablespoon of sugar until hard and fluffy.

Top the pancakes with the berries coulis and the whipping cream and garnish some fresh berries or chopped fruits.

All recipes are on Petitchef