This pancake sandwich has it all - mascarpone, bacon and pancakes. Don't think about it, just try it!
ingredients
ingredients
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step-by-step directions

Cornmeal-Buttermilk Pancake-Wich

  • For the Pancakes:
  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 cup Stone Ground Cornmeal
  • 2 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 3 Eggs
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter (melted and cooled)
  • Oil for cooking
  • For the Mascarpone Filling:
  • 12 Slices Bacon
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream (divided into two 1/4 cups)
  • 2 Gelatin Sheets
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1 1/2 cup Mascarpone
  • 3 tablespoons Pecans (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
step-by-step directions
  • For the Pancakes: Combine first five ingredients and sift into large bowl. Stir in cornmeal.
  • Whisk together the buttermilk, eggs and butter in medium bowl. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Heat griddle or small pan and grease with oil. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto griddle per pancake. Cook until golden on each side. Rest on rack until ready to assemble sandwiches.
  • For the Mascarpone Filling: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare basting mixture.  Melt butter and briefly microwave maple syrup. Whisk together and add light brown sugar.
  • Lay bacon out on racks and brush on basting mixture. Cook bacon for about 20 minutes or until crispy. Brush additional basting mixture onto bacon strips every 5 minutes.
  • When bacon is done cooking and has cooled, chop or crumble into small pieces.
  • Heat 1/4 cup of heavy cream. Whip the other 1/4 cup of cream until firm.
  • Prepare the gelatin. Soak sheets in 2 cups of water to bloom.  Once softened, take out of water and place into hot cream. Stir until dissolved and then strain.
  • Temper the hot cream by stirring in a third of the whipped cream, then add the rest.
  • Fold cream and gelatin mixture into mascarpone very gently. When smooth, fold in chopped pecans, crumbled bacon and maple syrup.
  • To Assemble: Once pancakes have cooled slightly, place one on a plate. Scoop 1-2 big spoonfuls of mascarpone mixture onto pancake and spread into an even layer. Top with another pancake, and finish with another small, round scoop of mascarpone mixture and a swivel of maple syrup.
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