Saturday, August 23, 2008


More beets, more delicious beets. I love them this year. They are so sweet. This particular beet is called a Cloud Beet. The beets from my garden are a little bitter right now. I don't know why. The farmer said she thinks it might be my soil. I will wait until later in September and try them again when they are a little bigger. The farmers market is a great place to get produce but it is also a great place to ask questions about growing things in your garden. Hey, they're the experts. So far, any of them that I have asked are happy to answer my questions.
Here are those mammoth sweet, "cloud beets". They are about five inches to six inches in diameter.

And finally, here are those little pink pancakes with some freshly made blueberry jam smeared on top. Delicious!


1/2 cup beet puree
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of milk (more or less)
2 tablespoons sugar

Combine the egg and the beet puree and whisk until combined. Throw in flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Whisk once more. Add milk until you have a nice soupy batter. It should be the consistency of heavy cream. Pour onto a hot, buttered griddle. Put heat on medium to medium high. Flip when you see bubbles burst through the top.

Spread jam on top! YUM.


Anonymous said...

WOW- I have never had beet Hotcakes before... May I have your recipe? So interesting.

Lori said...

Of course you may!

The Blonde Duck said...

I've never heard of beet pancakes, but I love that they are pink!

kat said...

I love beets but I've never heard of a beet pancake!

Shelly said...

Those are so dang cute! I think that just might be a way to get my hubby to eat beets ;)

Anonymous said...

Best... Thanks so much.. I wonder if I can use some type of honey butter/cream on top? hmm

Grace said...

i like your pink pancakes better than my blue ones. i must be a girl or something... :)

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