Caramelized polenta pancakes

Caramelized polenta pancakes

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"These yummy "torn" pancakes are true winter treat. Ideally served straight out of a large, hot cast-iron skillet, they are perfect with a fruit apple, pear, or sour cherry compote, or with caramelized plums or cranberries or ice cream."
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1000 ml
300 g
4 tbsp
8 tbsp
slivered almonds
8 tbsp
rum raisins
6 tbsp
raw sugar
2 pinch
4 tbsp
clarified butter
2 tbsp
confectioner’s sugar (for garnish)


pot, 3 cooking spoons, bowl, whisk, hand mixer with beaters, frying pan

  • Step 1/7

    • 1000 ml milk
    • 300 g polenta
    • pot
    • cooking spoon

    Place the milk in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stirring constantly, slowly add the polenta to the saucepan. Reduce the heat. Still stirring, let the polenta soak up the liquid for about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly.

  • Step 2/7

    • 6 eggs
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 8 tbsp slivered almonds
    • 8 tbsp rum raisins
    • 1 lemon
    • bowl
    • whisk

    Separate the eggs. Working quickly, whisk the egg yolks, 1 tablespoon of butter, the almonds, raisins, and lemon zest into the polenta mixture.

  • Step 3/7

    • 2 pinch salt
    • 2 tbsp raw sugar
    • hand mixer with beaters

    Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt in a bowl until stiff peaks form. As you are finishing, beat in 1 tablespoon of sugar. You can use a spoon, a whisk, or an electric hand mixer for this step. Fold the egg whites into the polenta mixture.

  • Step 4/7

    • 4 tbsp clarified butter
    • frying pan

    Melt the clarified butter in a frying pan over a low heat. Add the polenta mixture and smooth the top to make a pancake. When it is golden brown underneath, divide the pancake into 4. It doesn’t matter if the batter on top has not quite set. Flip the pieces and fry the other side until golden brown.

  • Step 5/7

    • 4 tbsp raw sugar
    • 2 tbsp butter
    • 2 cooking spoons

    And now, the grand finale: using 2 cooking spoons, tear the quarters into bite-sized pieces. Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Cook the pancake pieces over medium high until caramelized. Dust sparingly with powdered sugar before serving.

  • Step 6/7

    Do try an apple or pear version, too: simply stir thinly sliced apples or pears into the polenta mixture. TIP You can buy rum-soaked raisins, of course, but try making them yourself. It is quick and easy, and the raisins don’t need to be soaked for very long. To make rum raisins, place 4 tablespoons raisins, 2 tablespoons rum, and 4 tablespoons water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from heat, and let swell briefly. Now they are ready to use. They taste a great deal better than packaged rum raisins, which tend to be very hard.

  • Step 7/7

    Find more recipe ideas in the cookbook "Delicious Wintertime" (appeared in the publishing company gestalten)

    Find more recipe ideas in the cookbook "Delicious Wintertime" (appeared in the publishing company gestalten)

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Caramelized polenta pancakes



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