Warm Peach Pancakes With Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and a Drizzle of Warm Caramel Sauce


For the pancake:
1 cup milk
1/2 cup crème fraiche
6 large eggs
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons butter
For the peaches:
2 tablespoons butter
3 cups peaches, peeled, cored and sliced thin
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
For the garnish:
1 pint vanilla ice cream
Powdered sugar
Mint sprigs


For the pancakes: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place a 10-inch cast iron skillet in the oven. In a large bowl mix together the milk and crème fraiche until smooth. Whisk in the eggs and lemon zest and whisk together until smooth. Add the flour, salt and the sugar and whisk until smooth. Remove the skillet from the oven and place on the stove over low heat. Add the butter to the skillet and swirl around the bottom of the pan until it is completely melted. Add the batter to the skillet and return to the oven and bake until pancake puffs up around the edges, 20 minutes.

For the peaches: To a hot skillet, add butter and melt. Add peaches and sauté for 3 minutes, until beginning to soften. Add brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg and cook another 2 minutes.

To Finish: Remove pancake from the oven. Slide pancake onto a large plate. Top pancake with peaches. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce and powdered sugar and mint.

Notes: Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Uploaded by: Kelly Fowler
Added on: 2006-11-15 12:51:57