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Ginger and blueberry pancakes with gochujang-glazed bacon and maple syrup recipe


  • 1 tbsp gochujang paste
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve
  • 8 smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • 200g light spelt flour
  • 50g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 30g golden caster sugar
  • 150ml whole milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150g full-fat natural yogurt
  • 25g butter, melted, plus a knob for frying
  • 200g blueberries
  • oil, for frying


  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. To make the glazed bacon, line a baking tray with baking paper and then scoop the gochujang into a bowl, pour the maple syrup over the top and stir until well combined. Dip each piece of bacon into the glaze, or paint on both sides using a pastry brush, then lay it in a single layer on the baking tray. Scatter over the sesame seeds, if using. Put the trays in the oven for 20-30 mins, turning halfway, until darkly caramelised. It will be soft and sticky but will crisp up as it cools. Remove from the oven.

  • STEP 2

    To make the pancakes, combine the flours, baking powder, spices, sugar and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Measure the milk into a jug and whisk in the eggs, followed by the yogurt. Pour this slowly over the dry ingredients and whisk to form a smooth batter. Mix in the melted butter, then gently stir in the blueberries.

  • STEP 3

    Heat a little oil in a large non-stick frying pan or pancake pan, and melt in a knob of butter over a medium heat. Drop in a ladleful of the batter and cook for 2 mins until bubbles start to appear and it comes away from the pan, then flip over and continue cooking for 1-2 mins more until cooked through. Remove to a warm heatproof plate and keep in a low oven while you make the rest of the pancakes. Serve in a stack with the bacon on top and more maple syrup drizzled over.

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