Almond Pancakes with Dried Cherries


4 eggs
2 cups whole milk
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 (7- or 8-oz.) pkg. almond paste, crumbled
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups dried cherries


  1. Heat oven to 200°F. Whisk eggs and milk in large bowl until blended. Whisk in butter and almond extract until well-blended. Pulse flour, almond paste, baking powder and salt in food processor until texture of coarse meal. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture just until combined; stir in cherries.
  2. Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot; oil griddle. Ladle batter by scant 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle, spreading to 4-inch rounds. Cook 2 1/2 minutes or until bubbles break surface of pancakes. Turn; cook 2 minutes or until golden brown. Place in oven to keep warm while cooking remaining pancakes.

About 24 (4-inch) pancakes



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