Jessica Payne and I were in the freshmen dorms together and she is the funnest! Post-college, in Arlington, Jessica secretly started an instagram account for our favorite legs – Logan’s calves – and solicited anonymous photos from anyone who could steal a secret photo of that eye candy. 😂👏👏 Aren’t those spectacular?
I didn’t know that Jessica is a professional chef and sous-chef until I started following her on instagram. Below is a delightful recipe Jessica developed with a combination of fruity, warm, tart, sweet and savory flavors. You can see more of her delicious work here.
Cardamom Pancakes with Grapefruit Basil Syrup
3/4 C (118g) all-purpose flour
1/4 C (37g) spelt flour
2 Tbsp (28g) sugar
1 Tbsp (9g) cardamom
1 Tbsp (12g) baking powder
1/2 tsp (6g) salt
1 C(250ml) oat milk
1 Tbsp (14g) apple cider vinegar
1 tsp (6g) vanilla bean paste or 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract
2 Tbsp (29g) began butter (Miyoko’s vegan cultured butter is a good choice)
1 cup (322g) pure maple syrup
3 Tbsp (43g) fresh grapefruit juice
1 tsp (2g) grapefruit zest
1/2 cup (10g) basil leaves
- In a medium bowl, combine flours, sugar, cardamom, baking powder, and salt.
- In a liquid measuring cup, combine oat milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, while whisking, bit by bit to avoid clumping. Whisk until smooth. Add melted vegan butter. Whisk again.
- Let the batter rest for 30 minutes.
- Pour about 1/3 cup (64 grams) of batter onto a nonstick pan or griddle over medium heat.
- When the top begins to bubble and the edges have set, flip the pancake and cook until golden on the reverse side.
- Meanwhile, heat a small saucepan over low heat. Add the maple syrup, grapefruit juice, grapefruit zest and basil leaves to the saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove the syrup from the heat and strain onto a heat-proof container to serve alongside the pancakes.
- Drizzle the grapefruit basil syrup over your pancakes and enjoy!
Thank you so much Jessica! We’re looking forward to your next recipe and secret instagram account!