Cream Cheese Beer Pancakes with Strawberry Saison Syrup

Cream Cheese Beer Pancakes with Strawberry Saison Syrup

Cream Cheese Beer Pancakes with Strawberry Saison Syrup

I’m standing in the middle of a craft store talking quietly on my phone to an 87-year-old woman who wants to ship me weed.

I’m acutely aware of the fact that I’m actually embarrassed to tell her that I’ve never smoked weed. Ever. Not even in high school, or when I ran around Hollywood with rock stars, it was just never my thing. I’ll just have a beer, thanks.

I don’t want to seem prude to a woman in her 80’s. I also don’t want to hurt her feelings, she’s sweet enough to offer me some of the stash she grows for her legal medicinal marijuana business.

Cream Cheese Beer Pancakes with Strawberry Saison Syrup

I’d met her a few weeks prior at a beer conference. She’s smart and sweet and genuinely interesting and I gave her my card, telling her to stay in touch. She calls me to offer to ship me some weed and instead of being up front with her, I’m evasive. I don’t want her to go to all that trouble for someone who doesn’t smoke. It’s like shipping Pliny to someone who only drinks Captain and Cokes. I’m trying to find a way to say no. I’m also starting to become aware of the side eye I’m getting from the girl in the aisle next to me, not sure if she’s judging me for talking on a phone in a quiet store, or if it’s about the weed. I decided that since it’s Seattle, she really can’t be that uptight about a conversation about pot.

I finally come out with it, “I’m sorry, I just don’t smoke. It’s so nice of you to offer, it’s just not for me.”

There is a long pause and I’m sure that I’ve offended her. “but….” she sounds confused, “You always make pot smoker food on your blog. I just figured….never mind.”

She has a point. I mean, who eats beer pancakes in the middle of the day? It’s a logical assumption.

Cream Cheese Beer Pancakes with Strawberry Saison Syrup

Cream Cheese Beer Pancakes with Strawberry Saison Syrup

Ingredients

    For the pancakes
  • 2 ¼ cups All purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups wheat beer
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the syrup
  • 8 wt oz (about 2 cups sliced) strawberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup saison (or hefeweizen) beer

Directions

  • In a blender add the flour, sugar, cream cheese, baking soda, baking powder, salt, eggs, beer and vanilla extract. Blend until just smooth. (batter can be made up to 24 hours in advance, refrigerate until ready to use.)
  • Heat a griddle to 350 or a skillet over medium high heat, spray with cooking spray or grease with melted butter.
  • Pour 3 inch circles onto hot surface. Once bubbles appear in the center and the edges look dry, flip pancakes. Cook until underside is golden brown.
  • Add all the syrup ingredients to a pot over high heat. Boil, stirring occasionally, until thickened and reduced by about 1/3. Remove from heat, allow to cool before using.
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Cream Cheese Beer Pancakes with Strawberry Saison Syrup

10 thoughts on “Cream Cheese Beer Pancakes with Strawberry Saison Syrup

  1. “It’s like shipping Pliny to someone who only drinks Captain and Cokes.”

    LOL, perfect.

    These look amazing… the second I see strawberries at the farmer’s market I’m making these babies! My boyfriend isn’t that into pancakes but whatever, more for me 🙂

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