Amanda Freitag, a judge on Chopped and host of American Diner Revival, has listed some of her favorite diner staples on the Food Network’s website, including a yummy recipe for buttermilk pancakes with apple cranberry compote.
Below, find the list of ingredients for the pancakes as well as directions on how to make the tasty breakfast treat.
2 eggs, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, 11 tablespoons cold butter, 1½ cups all-purpose flour, 1½ tablespoons baking powder, ½ teaspoon salt, 1½ cups buttermilk, ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup
Apple Cranberry Compote:
1 cup fresh cranberries, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, 6 Gala apples (skin on, cored and diced), 1 stick cinnamon, 1 lemon (juiced, zested)
Using a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or a hand mixer, beat eggs and granulated sugar until it is pale yellow, frothy and doubled in volume for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, melt three tablespoons of butter and cool to room temperature. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk the buttermilk into the dry ingredients and blend until it becomes a smooth paste. Add in the melted butter and then use a rubber spatula to fold the beaten eggs into the batter. Keep the batter at room temperature until it is ready to cook.
Heat a 14-inch skillet or griddle pan to medium-high heat. Place one tablespoon of the butter on the skillet and ladle out two ounces of the batter. When the top of the pancake starts to bubble, use a large metal spatula to flip and then cook on the other side until brown (for three to five minutes in all). Repeat for the remaining batter—making six pancakes total—adding butter to the griddle before each pancake. Stack three pancakes on each plate and serve with the remaining two tablespoons of butter, confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup and apple cranberry compote.
To make the compote, set a medium saucepot over medium heat and add cranberries, granulated sugar, honey, salt, apples, cinnamon, lemon juice and zest and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to low, stir and continue cooking until the apples start to break down and the cranberries begin to pop—for about 15 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Amanda Freitag