Nothing like a good failure to put me in my place in the kitchen! This past weekend some people were going out for my birthday, and I knew I would have some crashers in the morning. I bought all the stuff to make some over the top dessert breakfast for us all to eat hungover, but I didn't put enough effort or thought into the dish and the results were bland and uninspired. More importantly, it looked like throw-up, not the best thing for hungover people to see! When I cook breakfast, I don't deviate very far from eggs, cheese and toast, which is why you don't see many breakfasts on here. I do have one pancake recipe up my sleeve though, and when made right it comes out fantastic. I swapped ricotta for marscapone, hoping to make the pancakes sweeter and almost cheesecakey, but I altered too much in the recipe that I ruined the things that make it good.
The first fail was a blood orange curd. I tried to write my own recipe on this. Last time I made curd it felt too thick, so in my recipe I used one less egg yolk. It didn't end up thickening at all!
Making the pancakes. The egg whites are in a separate bowl and get whipped.
Then you fold them in like a souffle batter. so light, airy, and velvety.
I also served it with a nutella syrup that was just nutella and cream. The pancakes themselves were bland, and the fluffyness of the ones I had made in the past with a similar recipe was replaced by almost gummyness. They were fluffy on the grill but would deflate as I pulled them off. The sauces tasted ok, but didn't look appetizing and especially didn't look good together. Gross!