Do you know who Donal Skehan is? I love that guy! He is so vibrant and full of energy. He really is intoxicating. If you are in a blah mood, listen to Donal and you will be rejuvenated. At least I am. He has tons of amazing food videos. He did live in Ireland but recently moved to LA to be on Food Network.
His recipes cover everything from the every day, comfort food to ethnic food ( a man after my own heart, because that is exactly how I cook). The recipes he fixed here is a takeoff from a restaurant in Ireland. I decided to give it a go. I did not have semolina so I made my normal pancakes. My recipe for the pancakes below.
Adapted from this recipe by Donal Skehan
about 10 stalks of rhubarb, small to normal size
juice of two oranges
skin of 1 orange without the pith
2 star anise
1/4 cup candied ginger
In a 9 x 13 pan mix together juice of two oranges and honey until honey is dissolved. Wash and clean stalks and cut into 3 inch pieces. Lay down in the pan. Place orange skins, ginger and star anise into pan.
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
3 to 4 cups buttermilk, depending on the thickness
Stir the dry ingredients together and then pour in the buttermilk and the egg. You want the pancake batter to be about the consistency of ketchup- a thicker style ketchup. Pourable but not runny.