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Ginger Pancakes with Lemon Sauce

I first tried these spice-laced hotcakes at my niece's house and they quickly became my favorite breakfast item. Spreading cream cheese on each one and then topping the pancakes with the thick lemony sauce yields a tasty treat that's different from typical breakfast fare.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 pancakes (about 1-1/2 cups sauce)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • BATTER:
  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1-1/3 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup light molasses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 carton (4 ounces) spreadable cream cheese

Directions

  • For lemon sauce, in a small saucepan, combine the first five ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly; cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and is slightly thickened. Keep warm.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the biscuit mix, egg, milk, molasses and spices just until smooth. Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a greased hot griddle. Turn when bubbles form on top of pancake; cook until second side is set. Serve with cream cheese and lemon sauce.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 589 calories, 31g fat (17g saturated fat), 138mg cholesterol, 775mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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