Buttermilk pancakes with lemon syrup

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    Makes around 18

    For the syrup
    75g unsalted butter 125g golden caster sugar 3 tbsps lemon juice 3 tbsps single cream

    For the pancakes
    2 tbsps caster sugar 2 medium organic eggs 200ml buttermilk

    Step 1) To make the syrup, melt the butter in a small pan and add the sugar, lemon juice and cream. heat gently until the sugar dissolves then bring to the boil and bubble for a few minutes until slightly thickened and syrupy.

    Step 2) To make the pancakes, put the flour and sugar in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Mix the egg yolks with the buttermilk and pour half into the well. Use a ballon whisk to beat the egg mixture, gradually working in the flower to make a smooth batter. As the batter thickens, work in the remaining liquid until smooth.

    Step 3) Whisk the egg whites in a spotless bowl until softly peaking. Gently fold the whites into the batter until just mixed.

    Step 4) Heat a dash of oil into the pan spacing them well apart. Cook gently until the undersides are golden then flip over and cook briefly until just firm. Keep warm and repeat with the remaining batter.

    Recipe by Joanna Farrow

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