I don’t like the “national” holidays. I do not mean national holidays such as Christmas and Easter, but the others… those calendar dates such as Valentine’s Day or Women’s Day, that consumerism has made a little kitsch and emptied of meaning. But I can not resist to celebrate Mother’s Day. It’s a celebration day (as the Father’s Day) that talk about past and memories, smells like roses, chocolate and water, colors that I used at school to do chores dedicated to my mom. Also because, the light that lights up in the eyes of my mom even when I give her a little plant is unique and adorable. So, if to see that light I risk to be a little complicit of consumerism, so be it.

There is always a way to stem this aspect: for example, by preparing something special with your own hands. So here’s a recipe to keep away the kitsch and melt the heart of every mother: the hearts of pancakes with berries.


    Recipe: Dessert
    Cuisine: American

    Serving: 4 people

    Cooking Time: 15 min (preparation) + 20 min (cooking)

    • 200 g flour

    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 2 teaspoons powder yeast

    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons sugar

    • 2 eggs
    • 250 ml milk

    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 125 g of blueberries

    • 100g blackberries
    • 100g of strawberries

    • Powdered sugar
    • Cookie cutters in the shape of heart


    Sift the flour and mix in a bowl with baking soda, powder yeast, salt and sugar.

    Separate the egg whites from the yolks, grind to powder with an electric mixer the first and lightly mix the latter. Mix milk and olive oil and add all the liquid ingredients (except the egg) to the dry ingredients and blend until the mixture is homogeneous. Finally add the beaten egg whites, mix thoroughly and add the blueberries.


    Grease the molds and a frying pan with the butter, heat the pan over medium heat, place the molds on the bottom and pour the batter into each cookie cutter, covering about 1/3 of the height.

    Let cook until the top begins to boil and appears to dry (approximately 30 seconds). At this point, remove the shapes and turn the pancakes until them become brown.

    Let cool and serve with blackberries, strawberries and a sprinkling of sugar on everything.



    If you do not have berries can accompany pancakes with any other fruit – fresh or canned – opt for the traditional garnish with maple syrup… you can try them with various icings and creams, honey, jam, Nutella, peanut butter or cream. Doubling the dose of the mix: you can keep one day in the fridge or cook immediately other pancakes.

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