Cranberry Honey Crème Stuffed Orange Pancakes

A few weeks back, I received a box full of honey crèmes from Honey Ridge Farms. I openly confess my love for honey, which should come as no surprise to you all knowing how enormous my sweet tooth is. But, these honey crèmes are not your average honey, honey. It’s thick and creamy (of course!) and has an outrageously loud honey flavor.

Honey Ridge Farms, located here in Washington State, is a boutique, honey-focus business that provides a variety of Grade-A honey-based products. The founder, Leanne Goetz, is part of an extended fifth-generation beekeeping legacy. Leanne develops and oversees the production of four honey-based product lines that are available for purchase worldwide.

I’ve been eyeing my honey crèmes for a while and, besides spooning some straight into my mouth here and there, haven’t had a chance to develop the perfect recipe for them. This last week though, was my last week of practicum for my first quarter of culinary school. I had a huge sanitation test on Tuesday and a stressful knife competency test on Friday. After acing my sanitation and doing an amazing job on my knife competency, I was finally able to get my creative juices flowing and decided to treat myself for the weekend. Sunday morning I made myself, and the family, some cranberry honey crème stuffed orange pancakes that were out of this world!

I’ve never made stuffed pancakes before, but this is definitely going to be a staple at our house now. The hint of orange in the pancakes was warm and comforting. And, orange and cranberry go perfectly together in my book. The zesty, fluffy pancakes filled with an ooey-gooey, luscious cranberry honey crème filling was the perfect for a winter morning breakfast.

Cranberry was just one out of seven flavors the lovely folks at Honey Ridge Farms sent me. So, stay tuned for money sweet and delicious recipes coming your way!

Check out Honey Ridge Farms Grade A, honey-based products here.

Cranberry Honey Crème Stuffed Orange Pancakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
2 eggs
3 tbsp melted unsalted butter, plus 1/2 tsp for frying
2 tbsp fresh orange zest
Honey Ridge Farm Cranberry Honey Crème

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a large bowl.
Add milk, orange juice, eggs and melted butter and whisk to combine.
Heat a large griddle or nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Using a pastry brush, brush the 1/2 tsp of butter onto griddle/pan.
Ladle about 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle/pan.
Add 1 tsp of cranberry honey cream and spoon a little batter over the honey to cover it.
Cook the pancakes until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.
Repeat with remaining batter and keep finished pancakes on a heatproof plate in oven.
Serve warm, with orange segments and warm maple syrup.

*Disclosure: I was not paid any compensation for reviewing this product. All that was stated above was based on my sole opinion of the product.


Cookies Across America

This past Saturday, Denise and I had a super sweet morning! We were invited by All Recipes to go down to their Seattle headquarters and decorate cookies for their "Cookies Across America" campaign. Needless to say, Denise had a blast licking decorating cookies! There was a packed house  and, as you can see from the pictures bellow, loads of beautifully decorated cookies. It's safe to say, All Recipes did a fabulous job of putting together a successful party!

Now, before you start feeling a bit jealous, we did not get to eat those gorgeous cookies. The Cookies Across America campaign is all about baking and sharing cookies with those less fortunate in your community. The campaign runs through the whole month of December, so even you still have time to "bake a difference" in your community.

Check out the Cookies Across America Meetup site to join a cookie exchange party near you or plan your very own cookie exchange with family and friends!  

A special thanks to the All Recipes team for inviting me to participate in their cookie exchange and for teaming up with Taste of Home and Nestle to create this wonderful campaign!