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Ambrosia Pancakes with Orange Syrup

No recipe image available.Orange-scented coconut pancakes served with orange-infused maple syrup.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup flaked coconut
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Vegetable shortening

Orange Syrup:
1 cup orange sections, coarsely chopped
1 cup maple-flavored syrup

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients, except shortening, and beat just until smooth. For thinner pancakes, stir in additional 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.
  2. Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat or to 375°F (190°C). Grease griddle with shortening, if necessary. Griddle is ready when a few drops of water bubble and skitter rapidly around.
  3. For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook pancakes until puffed and dry around edges. Turn and cook other sides until golden brown.
  4. For Orange Syrup: Combine ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook until thoroughly heated. Makes 1 1/2 cups syrup.

Makes about nine (4-inch) pancakes.