November 23, 2015

Bouquettes de Liège, Christmas pancakes

Traditional Christmas pancakes from Liège. This is my gran’s recipe.
You’ll need :

500gr white flour
2 eggs
150gr raisins or 200gr  red cherries
20gr of fresh yeast
½ liter water
½ liter milk
2 large tablespoons of breadcrumbs
a teaspoon of brown sugar
pinch of salt
pinch of nutmeg
cinnamon (as much as you like)
oil for cooking

 First dilute the yeast in some warm milk (that you take from the ½ liter) with the brown sugar. You then soak the raisins in warm water (or warm strong alcohol, original recipe mentions “Peket” a local beverage similar to Genièvre). If you prefer cherries, you can also soak them in alcohol. But I use water, I am not keen on hard liquor.
Beat the egg whites.
In a large bowl mix the flour, water, milk, yeast mix, yolks, breadcrumbs, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon. Add the egg whites last with a wooden spoon.

Let the dough rest for at least 30 minutes in a warm place.

Warm oil in a pan and pour some dough, add as much raisins (cherries) as you like. Flip and cook the other side.

Sprinkle each pancakes with sugar and pile them up in a plate. Eat warm or cold, they stay good for up to a week (and get even better when older).


Unknown said...

Hmm, reading this made my mouth water! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely give this pancakes a try!

Unknown said...

Thank you!!!! It smells Christmas!!!

AToM said...

Thank you for the recipe! I never knew there are specific Christmas pancakes! We have so much food here (and also many many sweets) that probably no one could eat a pancake more :D

StaroftheEast said...

I love pancakes, these do have way more ingredients than mine. Love especially the raisins idea, really should give it a try :) Thanks for sharing!

Heyme said...

Lovely :-) Love pancakes too, and these seem to have some body in them with the yeast. Raisins and cinnamon are 2 other favs, I'm going to try these with some apples thrown in I guess, and add some maple syrup... yummy!

Tina Lindholm Kanerva said...

I must try your recipe! And to sprinkle the pancakes with sugar... yummy!

Unknown said...

I was looking for a recepie and sprinkle sugar on pancales very good idea. I am goint to try it! Thank you:)

Stephanie Kilgast said...

And I love your kitchen and all your quirky, colorful style too :)