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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Herb Pancakes with Avocado Butter

I’m always on the lookout for easy and new ideas to experiment with, every time I entertain. While the classic appetizers are great, they can get boring after a while. These pancakes make for an easy elegant appetizer for a small gathering of friends or family. With an unusual avocado butter that is smooth and rich, these are sure to please critics of all ages! Also depending on your mood and the occasion, they can be dressed up or dressed down….nonetheless they’ll be delicious and novel!

Every one needs a little Marilyn in their lives...

Herb Pancakes with Avocado Butter

What you need:

½ cup plain flour
½ cup self-rising flour
1 egg, beaten
½ cup milk
20grams / ¾ ounces chopped mixed fresh herbs (I used basil and very little sage)
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
Salt to taste

Avocado Butter:
½ ripe avocado
60 grams/2 ounces butter
1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
½ teaspoon cracked black pepper
Salt to taste if using unsalted butter

Getting down to Business:

For the pancakes:
Sift the flours together and add in the remaining ingredients. Whisk the batter well till there are no lumps and it is smooth.
Heat a pan with some melted butter and drop a tablespoon of batter (you can vary the size of the pancake by using bigger or smaller ladles or teaspoons).
Cook until bubbles appear on top. Flip the pancake and cook until golden underneath.
Keep warm.

For the butter:
Combine all the ingredients until smooth.

To serve:
Spread the butter onto the warm pancakes and voila! You’re done!

If you want to be very fancy, you could pipe the butter onto the pancakes before serving.
If you don’t want to use butter, you can use low fat cream cheese but reduce the amount to lemon juice as per taste.
If you’re out of self-rising flour, combine 1 cup of all-purpose flour/ maida with 1 ½ teaspoon of baking powder and ¼ teaspoon of salt.

I send these pancakes to the very sweet Priya’s fruit/veggie a month event…don’t forget to check it out!

Recipe adapted from The Essential Fingerfood Cookbook


  1. Fantastic pancakes...glad to see homemade avocado butter. Nice blog...following you...

    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. You're blowing my mind with this avocado butter. Whoa.

  3. this is amazing! great post!! i think i may have to recreate this butter to use on cornbread for this evening. great post!

  4. Wow dear, that is amazing. What a great recipe of Avocado. Hats off to you :)

  5. ahhhhhhhhhhhh...simply lovely lav....i m craving @ the pics with pancakes and avocado spread....wht a innovative creative thought...hats off

  6. The thought of avocado butter is making my stomach happy! This looks like a great recipe..something new for sure!

  7. Wait, no one has commented on the fabulous Andy Warhol inspired Marilyn Monroe plate? Focus people, focus :)
    PS: And yup, what the ten people above me said. The avocado butter does look fantastic!

  8. Avocado butter... hmmm...interesting! The Pancakes looks delish!

  9. This is lovely. I like the idea of the avocado butter on the pancake.
    Oh by the way I like the Marilyn Monroe plate.

  10. Brilliant, BRILLIANT idea! Love the avocado butter!

  11. You had me at avocado butter. Need to try that...


  12. liked the avvocodo butter thats so delicious avoococdo butter with pancake.. really yummy

  13. wow..mouth watering kid will love them!

  14. never had these before! i just did a pancake cpost earlier on my blog.

  15. Cool savory twist on pancakes! Yum!!
    Avocado butter-- wow, great idea I must try soon.

    Thanks also for the vote! :)

  16. Sounds yummy! Love that plate!

  17. Thanks so much for the comments on my blog!

    I love that plate and that avocado butter looks simply yummilicious!

  18. These sound absolutely fabulous! Avocado butter? I need some of that for breakfast!

  19. This sounds delicious, he avocado butter must be great! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  20. Sounds delicious, the avocado bitter is a must do, I am sure my hubby will love it! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Oh my..I am in love with this! Herbs are just the thing to make a dish pop:)

  22. wow! this looks fabulous... and i loooove the marilyn plate! awesome... jus wish we could get avocados easily enough here.

  23. Wonderful recipe and a great use of avocado, one of my favourite things of all, to eat!

    Where on earth did you get that FABULOUS Warhol Marilyn plate??? It is to die for!!

  24. I'm simply not daring enough to make these. But to eat them would be a different story.

    Your friend,
    Ray Cray

  25. Looks soooooooooooo yummy and avocado with bread and pancakes are awesome combo... yummy!!!

  26. These certainly are novel. What an interesting combination. I really like the sound of the avocado butter and the colour of it is gorgeous (not too green!)

  27. Hey Lovely People! Thank you so much for dropping by… and yup… I love my Marilyn plate too… but then I love all things Marilyn! :P

    @ Denise - Hey Denise! I have a huge weakness for quirky plates and crockery.. so I'm always picking up stuff from literally everywhere! :)

  28. Great Great post..the pancakes look sooooo GOOD!!