I love this Chian twist to my all-American pancake breakfast! A few years ago, I came across the recipe in a Greek food blog called PanDora's Kitchen. Dora had started her blog to keep her favorite recipes with her electronically, making it easier to share them with friends. She has a special weakness for brunch and sweets (I can relate!) and loves bringing kids into cooking. She's also an accomplished food stylist and photographer and works in Greece on kitchen management and menu consulting.
What drew me to PanDora's Pancakes was that they illustrated perfectly the healthy approach Greeks have to sweets and indulgent food - there's nothing wrong with a little treat now and then, they just try to make sure it's pure and natural. Dora tops her pancakes with protein-rich tahini and a bit of Citrus' Spoon Sweets - the simple syrup of sugar, water, and lemon juice (no high-fructose syrups here!) give a nice balance to the tahini.
You can use your own favorite pancake recipe but I thought you'd like to see a Greek take on our favorite American brunch - for our Greek readers, you can read the original on her blog - enjoy!
Tahini (sesame spread - blend well if the oil has separated!)
Pasteli sesame bars, broken up into pieces (you can find these in Greek or Middle Eastern stores)
Make Greek-Style Pancakes
Mix your batter and fry up your pancakes in either shortening or butter, as you prefer. Top with spoonfuls of tahini and a spoonful of your favorite Citrus preserve, crumbling the sesame bars on top.
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