Monday, July 12, 2010

TMTT: Sweet Potato Pancakes with Spiced Pecans and Peach Butter

Note:   My hubs and I just returned from Asheville and celebrating our 20th anniversary.     We ate at so many great restaurants, but one was the Tupelo Honey Cafe.     I seriously have never had a better tomato sandwich.    And these sweet potato pancakes are to die for.... or at least worth driving back to Asheville to eat!

Sweet Potato Pancakes with Spiced Pecans and Peach Butter

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
5 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 cups buttermilk
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 large sweet potato, roasted and cooled
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Spiced Pecans, recipe below
Peach Butter, recipe below

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter, and then add this to the dry mixture. Peel and mash the sweet potato, place it in a bowl, and then add the honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix it well. Add this mixture into the pancake batter. Let the batter stand for 1 hour (or you can make it a day ahead of time).

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add batter by the ladleful and cook the pancakes, in batches, until golden brown on each side. Serve immediately with Spiced Pecans and Peach Butter.

Spiced Pecans

1 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon tupelo honey
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Heat a medium skillet over medium heat. Add all the ingredients and cook until the pecans are lightly brown and caramelized, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cool, and store in an airtight container.

Peach Butter

1/2 cup peaches, peeled and diced
1/2 pound butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
Pinch sea salt

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

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Jackie said...

Oh my gosh, these sound WONDERFUL!

SnoWhite said...

Wow!! Love the addition of buttermilk in here :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

mHappy 20th Anniversary! Congrats to you both!!!!

Those sound gosh darn gooooood....

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Congrats on 20 years and your trip that sounds like so much fun!

These look and sound amazing, I bet my boys would love it! Thank you so much for something new to try! Stopping by from TMTT :)

the country cook said...

those sound SO good! these would be a nice change from traditional sweet potatoes at a Thanksgiving dinner.

21st Century Housewife© said...

These sound absolutely scrumptious - and the sweet potato makes them a little bit good for you too!