Make Your Breakfast More Beautiful With These Pancake Fruit Tarts!
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Make Your Breakfast More Beautiful With These Pancake Fruit Tarts!

Pancakes, fruit and yogurt are all pretty normal things to have for breakfast — but I bet you’ve never eaten your pancakes like this before! Using some thick and creamy Greek yogurt and some carefully arranged colorful fruits, I turned a bog-standard breakfast into something a bit special. Who says breakfast can’t look like French patisserie?!

I’m sure most of you already have a go-to pancake recipe, but here’s mine, in case you’re a bit rusty.

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted (plus more for frying)
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions:

1. Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then add the eggs, melted butter and half of the milk. Whisk thoroughly until smooth, then add the remaining milk, and whisk again to create your pancake batter.

2. Butter a non-stick frying pan, and add a ladleful of the pancake batter. Cook over a medium heat for a couple of minutes, until you see bubbles beginning to form, then flip the pancake over, and cook for a further 1 minute. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, then add the eggs, melted butter and half of the milk. Whisk thoroughly until smooth, then add the remaining milk, and whisk again to create your pancake batter.

Butter a non-stick frying pan, and add a ladleful of the pancake batter. Cook over a medium heat for a couple of minutes, until you see bubbles beginning to form, then flip the pancake over and cook for a further one minute. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Once you’ve made your pancakes, it’s time to turn them into fruit tarts! I decorated mine with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and persimmon — but you can use whatever fruits are in season, or whatever looks good at the farmers’ market. If you can, choose fruits that will give your tarts a nice mixture of colors!

Ingredients:

  • pancakes
  • Greek yogurt
  • your choice of fruit
  • honey or maple syrup, to serve

Instructions:

1. Spread a couple of teaspoons of Greek yogurt over each pancake — you want a good covering to help the fruit stick.

2. If necessary, slice the fruit or cut it into small pieces. Arrange it on top of the pancakes to give the look of a fruit tart.

Spread a couple of teaspoons of Greek yogurt over each pancake — you want a good covering to help the fruit stick.

If necessary, slice the fruit or cut it into small pieces. Arrange it on top of the pancakes to give the look of a fruit tart.

Don’t feel you need to make all of your pancake fruit tarts look the same — I enjoyed experimenting with different patterns. Try stripes, circles, random polka dots, whatever you fancy!

And of course, no pancake breakfast is complete without a generous drizzle of maple syrup!

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