Welcome to WEEK 14 of Sundays with Joy! I can hardly believe that I've been creating recipes from Joy the Baker's cookbook for over 3 months now. Each week has brought new sensations to my palate and wonderful foods to my plate. This week's recipe is one of my favorites to date. Seriously, lovelies... these are some of the best pancakes I've eaten in my life!
My personal theory on why these cakes taste so wonderful is that they're made from a buttermilk base. They could certainly be made with regular milk, but the acid in the buttermilk gives them a tangy undertone that pairs really well with the blueberries and oranges. There are also two leavening agents in the recipe. The use of baking soda AND baking powder helps the pancakes rise a bit higher, keeps them moist, and makes them incredibly light and airy. The final ingredient is a touch of almond extract to make everything come together like a symphony in your mouth. The result is a pancake that leaves your taste buds singing a happy tune!
Joy's idea of taking this recipe to the next level is to forego traditional maple syrup as a stand-alone topping. That's right. Nothing Aunt Jemima has created yet could do these beauties justice. Instead, Joy and I suggest that you use REAL maple syrup, pair it up with some orange juice, mix in some powdered sugar and make yourself some
liquid crack seriously addictive maple orange glaze to serve with this dish.
I don't typically share the recipes from Joy's book with you unless I've adapted one enough to call it my own. The reason for that is simple... Joy worked very hard to develop her recipes and compile them into a beautiful book. I want to encourage her to write more amazing books in the future by helping all of you to support sales of the current book! But Joy Wilson is also about spreading and sharing love in the food community. That's why I don't think she'll mind my sharing this week's recipe with you. I truly hope you enjoy these as much as I did. Either way, I hope you have a delightfully yummilicious week!
If you'd like to start cooking along with me each week, or you've enjoyed the dishes I've made so far and want to make them for yourself, you should pick yourself up a copy of Joy's amazing cookbook. It's available at retailers everywhere, but I found the best price for it over on Amazon.
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