Or you might not have. That's cool.
Well, I did, and I was inspired.
They made me think about orange and poppyseed pancakes, which made me think about orange and poppyseed cake, which made me think about birthday cake which made me remember that I always used to love orange and poppyseed cake and ask for it at my birthday..... and somewhere along the line, I got back to orange and poppyseed pancakes.
Now you finally get to see how my mind works! (in circles, mostly)
But no matter how I got to them, orange and poppyseed pancakes were definitely a good idea.
They were great! Possibly the best pancakes I've ever had.... (though I do love Mum's ricotta and sultana ones).
So make them for a change sometime, whether or not they bring back childhood birthday party memories, and you won't regret it. (Unless you don't like orange. Or poppyseed. Or pancakes. In which case you might regret it).
Orange and Poppyseed Pancakes
Based on: http://www.pleasenotepaper.com/2012/02/lemon-poppy-seed-pancakes.html
Ingredients (makes 12 large pancakes):
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/3 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- 1/3 cup poppy seeds
- zest of 2 oranges
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Combine the buttermilk, eggs, butter, lemon zest, and poppy seeds.
Add the wet to the dry and stir until combined. Melt a little butter in a skillet and cook the pancakes until golden brown.