I should probably title this post “Bi-berry Oven Pancake” because I forged ahead and made it without any raspberries when I couldn’t find any at the supermarket. On certain days, I will go to any length to find a specific ingredient, and on other days, two berries arranged spectacularly on a beautiful pancake will just have to do.
The baked pancake is an ingenious idea, especially for folks like me who can never seem to make any kind of pancake on the stove that isn’t burned on the outside and raw on the inside. I wish I would have taken this photo just a few minutes earlier, because the pancake was even fluffier around the edges of the gratin dish. The original recipe (Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics) calls for four individual gratin dishes. Because I don’t own individual gratins (and Lord knows if I’m not willing to try more than one store for raspberries, I’m certainly not going to go out of my way for more dishes), I tried it in a large dish, and it worked like a charm. The results were delicious, and definitely repeatable. I have visions of trying it with peaches next time.