Let's be honest, I'm usually a "breakfast = coffee" kinda gal. This is mostly due to the fact that I am not a morning person, and not that breakfast foods aren't some of the most delicious. But it was my birthday a few weeks ago, my husband had school in the morning, and I was left to fend for myself. I decided to treat myself to a "real" breakfast. I'd previously made the most delicious STRAWBERRY- RHUBARB- VANILLA BEAN COMPOTE, and was really just looking for things to eat with it. And voila! These beauties were soon piled high on my plate, just long enough to take a few pics before being devoured.
I suppose if I am going to tell the story on these yummies, I better start from the beginning. Let's rewind a bit.... A few days prior we went on our first Farmer's Market excursion of the season. Now I regularly went back in Cali, but I was not sure what local produce to expect up here in Vancouver. To my surprise, I found the BIGGEST, most beautiful rhubarb I'd ever seen. Although my market tote could barely hold them, I knew they were coming home with us. Combined with some overripe berries from my fridge, and the seeds of my ever precious vanilla beans I keep stocked in the pantry, this STRAWBERRY RHUBARB VANILLA COMPOTE was making the apartment smell like heaven. Pie heaven, to be exact.
Okay, on to the pancakes....
Remember, the first one always looks the worst. Snack on this one after you adjust the temperature to make the remaining cakes. And you can bet these pancakes were served with some true Canadian maple syrup ;)