Cottage Cookbook

American Style Pancakes with Summer Fruits Sauce

The taste of Summer on pancakes

Summer Fruits Pancakes


  • 270g plain flour
  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 130ml milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tbsp melted butter, or olive oil
  • Olive oil for cooking


  • British Seasonal Cherries
  • Blueberries
  • 4 British Seasonal strawberries
  • 1 tbsp organic rasberry jam
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 squares of organic dark chocolate


Mix the dry pancake ingredients in a mixing bowl or jug, in another jug mix the wet ingredients including the melted butter, eggs and vanilla, mix with a whisk or with a fork until blended well. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well until you have a thick creamy batter. You can add cinnamon or nutmeg to this batter for extra flavour, but with the fruit sauce you won't need it.

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Chop the cherries, removing the stones and stalks.

Chop the cherries removing the stones and stalks

Squash the blueberries with a fork to release the falvours when boiling down.

Squash the blue berries to realse their flavours

Add a few chopped strawberries along with the blueberries and cherries to a deep sided non stick pan.

Add fruits to pan

Add a couple of table spoons of some good organic rasberry jam.

Add Organic Rasberry Jam

Add the sugar and give it a stir, squashing as much juice out of the berries as possible.

Adding Jam and sugar to the boiling fruit

Up the heat and boil down until the sauce starts to thicken

Add strawberries and vanilla boil down to a thick syrup

While boiling add a little olive oil to another pan and start cooking the pancakes, once they start bubbling on one side and go firm, flip and cook the other side. Place the cooked pancake on a plate and cover with a tea towel to keep warm until a full batch are cooked and the sauce is ready.

vanilla Pancake

When the sauce starts to thicken nicely add a couple of teaspoons of vanilla and a few squares of dark chocolate, stir in well until melted.

Summer Fruit Syrup boiling in a pan

serve with some indulgent double cream and a good covering of the summer fruits sauce.

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Tasty summer fruits topping on thick american style vanilla pancakes



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