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Delicious Fruit-Filled Semolina Pancakes

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These fruit-filled semolina pancakes are a delightful twist on traditional pancakes, offering a unique texture and flavor. Made with semolina, these pancakes are fluffy and have a slight crunch, which pairs perfectly with a sweet fruit filling like apples. They are easy to make and perfect for a hearty breakfast or a sweet snack.

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Ingredients

  • Eggs: 2 large
  • Sugar: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt: A pinch
  • Kefir: 250 milliliters (approximately 1 cup)
  • Semolina: 250 grams (approximately 1 1/4 cups)
  • Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Fruit Filling: Apples (or any preferred fruit)
  • Oil: For frying

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Batter

  1. Mix Eggs and Sugar:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs with the sugar until the mixture is smooth and slightly frothy.
  2. Add Salt and Kefir:
    • Add a pinch of salt and the kefir to the egg mixture. Stir well to combine.
  3. Incorporate Semolina:
    • Gradually add the semolina, mixing continuously to avoid lumps. Ensure the mixture is smooth and well combined.
  4. Add Baking Soda:
    • Stir in the baking soda. The batter will start to bubble slightly, indicating the soda is activating.

Step 2: Prepare the Fruit Filling

  1. Prepare the Fruit:
    • Peel and core the apples (or your choice of fruit). Dice them into small pieces.
    • If desired, you can lightly sauté the fruit with a bit of sugar and cinnamon until they are soft and caramelized.

Step 3: Cook the Pancakes

  1. Heat the Pan:
    • Heat a non-stick frying pan or skillet over medium heat and add a little oil to coat the bottom.
  2. Pour the Batter:
    • Once the pan is hot, pour a small ladleful of batter into the pan. Use the back of the ladle to spread it out slightly.
  3. Add the Fruit Filling:
    • Quickly add a spoonful of the prepared fruit filling onto the center of the batter in the pan.
  4. Cover with More Batter:
    • Pour a little more batter over the fruit filling to cover it.
  5. Cook Until Golden:
    • Cook the pancake for about 2-3 minutes, or until bubbles form on the surface and the edges look set. Flip the pancake and cook for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.
  6. Repeat:
    • Repeat the process with the remaining batter and fruit filling, adding more oil to the pan as needed.

Step 4: Serve

  1. Serve Hot:
    • Serve the pancakes hot, topped with additional fruit, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, and a dusting of powdered sugar if desired.
  2. Optional Garnishes:
    • For an extra touch, consider adding a dollop of yogurt or whipped cream on top of the pancakes.

Cooking Notes

  • Consistency: The batter should be thick but pourable. Adjust the amount of kefir if necessary to achieve the right consistency.
  • Fruit Variations: Feel free to use other fruits such as berries, peaches, or pears for the filling.
  • Serving Suggestions: These pancakes are delicious on their own but can be enhanced with a variety of toppings like nuts, fresh berries, or a sprinkle of cinnamon.

FAQs

Can I use regular milk instead of kefir?

Yes, you can substitute kefir with buttermilk or regular milk. If using regular milk, consider adding a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to give it a slight tang.

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Can I make the batter ahead of time?

The batter can be made a few hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator. However, it’s best to cook the pancakes fresh for the fluffiest texture.

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How do I store leftovers?

Store any leftover pancakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat them in a skillet or microwave before serving.

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These semolina pancakes with a fruit filling are a delightful treat that combines the fluffiness of traditional pancakes with the added texture and flavor of semolina. Perfect for breakfast or a sweet snack, they are sure to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy experimenting with different fruit fillings and toppings to make this recipe your own!

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