|Hummingbird Pancakes with pineapple flowers|
A friend was coming into town for brunch. A pineapple-loving friend. What a coincidence: I had a lovely pineapple (organic, fair trade) sitting on the counter. Brunch seemed a little early for cupcakes, so Hummingbird Cupcakes turned into Hummingbird Pancakes. Warm, 100% New England maple syrup replaced cream cheese frosting -- and we didn't miss it at all (especially with a dallop of fresh whipped cream). To add pizazz, I went one step further and made pineapple flowers to top our pancakes. Pineapple flowers? Lovely, dried pineapple slices, shaped into beautiful flowers. See directions at end.