Cherries have a very short season, you should be able to get British cherries in July and August, sometimes in early September too.

Cherry Pancakes
Cherry Pancakes


Start by stoning and halving the fresh cherries.

Put them in a sauce pan together with the vanilla paste, sugar, ground, cinnamon and 2 tbsp water.
Bring to a boil and leave it to simmer for around 15 minutes, make sure it doesn't burn.

In the meantime make the pancake batter by mixing together the gluten free plain flour, egg, soya milk alternative, water and a pinch of salt.
Do this in stages; start with all the flour, add around half of the liquids, whisk thoroughly, add the egg and whisk until combined, add the rest of the liquids and whisk again. If the batter is too thick add a little water and whisk again until you have a smooth, fairly liquid batter.

Slightly puree the sauce with a hand blender;it is up to you how much whole cherries you still want to see.
Thicken the cherry sauce by combining a tablespoon of corn flour with 2 tablespoons water and adding this to the sauce. Stir well until the sauce has thickened. 

Heat a little bit of sunflower oil in a frying pan and add a quarter of the pancake batter, bake on one side until it is set and then bake the other side. Put aside on a plate. Repeat 3 more times, until you have 4 thin pancakes.
Divide the cherry sauce over the 4 pancakes, fold and sprinkle with coconut palm sugar or icing sugar.


  • 300 g fresh cherries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100 g gluten free plain flour
  • 200 ml soya drink
  • 50 - 100 ml water
  • 1 medium egg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • Coconut palm sugar to serve