Pancakes with syrupy fruits

Try James Martin's tempting golden pancakes drenched with gently spiced cherries and peaches for a warming dessert
By James Martin
Pancakes with syrupy fruits
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes plus resting time
  • Effort: easy


  • 200 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 275 ml milk

For the fruits

  • 100 ml honey
  • 1 orange, juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 50 g sesame seeds, toasted
  • 150 g fresh cherries, stones removed
  • 2 peaches, cut into wedges


1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt into a bowl and whisk in the eggs and milk until smooth. Leave on one side for 15 minutes.

2. Put the honey, 100ml water, orange juice, spices and sesame seeds in a small pan and bring to a simmer. Add the fruit and take off the heat.

3. Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and drizzle with olive oil. Using a dessert spoon, spoon dollops of batter into the pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden.

4. Serve the pancakes with the warm syrupy fruits.

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