Cherry Peach Pancakes w Roasted Hazelnuts & Vanilla Whipped Cream

Cherry Peach Pancakes
If I was going to ever use the word ‘Bonza’ in conversation, I think I would use it to describe the fruit that’s about in these first stormy humid days of Sydney summer. I can hardly contain myself – I feel like I’ve been projected into some sort of agricultural utopia but without me having to do any toiling, a tropical Arcadian paradise.

Cherries so lustrous and deep I suddenly feel like taking up oil painting just to depict them. Cases of mangos whose waft reminds you it’s time to cruise about wearing only new boardies, a silly hat and a beer.

Peaches smelling like roses, so juicy and soft they seem to represent the pure, abstract essence of peach. Bananas are ripe, firm, sticky and sweet, they make every other banana you’ve eaten this year (except for in far North Queensland) seem starchy and unpleasant.

I’m in awe.

You could just sit outside and enjoy the fresh fruit, maybe with a bowl of good quality plain yogurt mixed with a little bit of vanilla bean paste.

Or if you fancy something a bit more (like a lot more) luxurious you can make some ordinary pancakes incredible by serving them with some pure cream whipped thick with a little vanilla bean paste, fresh peaches, cherries and roasted hazelnuts, top with a little maple syrup.  I think its necessary to drink coffee with this. Theres something about the cherry, vanilla cream, crunchy roasted hazelnuts and strong cup of coffee that makes me swoon.