January 23, 2011

Blackberry Pancake Tart

It has been another DIY filled weekend for me. After I had finished painting the dining chairs last weekend, I now moved on to painting a chest of drawers, sewing (the pillow cases you see in the photos) and rearranging our home. When I was standing there with a paint brush on one hand, and a can of paint in the other, I realised how easy it was to get a little carried away. I found myself thinking "what else could I paint?" and looking around for any other white objects (or any colour, for that matter) that could possibly need a new layer of paint. 

At that moment it dawned to me I should step away from the paint brush and perhaps carry my energy somewhere else, and where else but the kitchen, of course. This blackberry pancake tart is a perfect way to start a Sunday morning and so simple to make. It's a typical Finnish pancake topped with fresh blackberries that are real bursts of flavour and perfect for this dish. You could, of course, replace them with any other berries you happen to have at hand. 

Hope you'll have a lovely Sunday!

Blackberry Pancake Tart
(Recipe adapted from Yhteishyva)

3 large free-range eggs
3 tbsp brown sugar
300ml milk
65g white, unprocessed spelt flour
250g fresh blackberries
1 tbsp brown sugar, extra

In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the sugar. Add milk and flour and whisk until smooth. Set aside for about 10 minutes. Heat the oven to 200C. Pour the batter into a pie dish and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the pie from the oven, top with berries and sprinkle the extra sugar on top. Bake for another 10-15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.