Sunday Morning Breakfast - Pancakes with Fruit Compote & Gruyere Cream Recipe February 18 2015

By Sharin Hossain February 18, 2015


Hmmm, sounds complicated, why must I waste my Sunday morning doing that?  That’s what I thought initially, but then I realized all you need is a bowl, a whisk and a small pot, and a small frying pan.  Oh the smell that’s fills the house, the excited kids and husband, everyone can be a part of it, it has really become our Sunday morning tradition.

 The Fruit Compote (do this first, as it will be ready by the time you finish off your pancake)

The Pancake

  • 400g flour
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oil or melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups of milk 

Easy to remember (all 2s or multiples of 2s)

Step 1: Puts eggs, sugar & oil (or melted butter), milk in a bowl and mix well until sugar melts. 

Step 2: Sift the flour & baking powder into a bowl or over the liquid mixture, and then mix the whole thing with a spoon, it does not have to be smooth (the batter can be lumpy)

Step 3:  If you have a brand new non-stick pan, then there are no worries about sticking.  If not you have to put a bit of oil or butter in you pan to temper (make it non-stick) it before adding the batter. 

Step4:  Place your stove on medium heat. In Switzerland if you have an electric stove, it would be around a 6.  Place about half a cup or a serving spoon worth of batter on the pan, and let is bubble up (about 5 or 6 minutes).  Take your spatula and slighty lift up one side of your pancake, if it lift up easily and there is no batter oozing out, it is ready to flip. Just slide your spatula all the way under and give the pancake a quick flip.  Let it cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.

Step5: (Optional, but oh sooo good)  Put half a teaspoon of butter on top of the pancake and let it melt through.

The Fruit Compote

  • 500g of mixed berries (fresh or frozen) – if using strawberries, slice them in quarters
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar or lemon juice

Step 1: Place all the ingredient in a pot, and boil at a low heat for 10 minutes


Step 2: Pour in a pretty serving bowl (should be served warm & liquid )

And Enjoy!