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Cornmeal Currant Griddle Cakes with Apple Cinnamon

Cornmeal and currants – you gotta try this!

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Syrup
  1. 2 cups (500 ml) apple juice
  2. 1/2 cup (125 ml) apple jelly
  3. 3″ (7 1/2 cm) cinnamon stick
Griddle Cakes
  1. 1 cup (250 ml) flour
  2. 1/2 cup (125 ml) cornmeal
  3. 3 Tbsp. (45 ml) sugar
  4. 2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder
  5. 1 tsp. (5 ml) baking soda
  6. pinch of salt
  7. 1/3 cup (75 ml) currants
  8. 1 1/4 cups (310 ml) plain yogurt
  9. 2 large eggs
  10. 1/4 cup (60 ml) melted butter
Syrup
  1. Put syrup ingredients in a medium size saucepan and gently boil over medium-high heat for 20 minutes(watch carefully last 5 minutes). Reduce to 1 cup (250 ml).
Griddle Cakes
  1. In a large bowl combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir currants into flour mixture. Mix yogurt and eggs together in a small bowl and stir into flour mixture. (This is a very thick batter.) Stir in butter. Heat a lightly greased frying pan or griddle over low heat until hot. Spoon batter in batches forming 1 1/2″ (8 1/2 cm) cakes. Cook about 3 minutes on one side or until bubbles form and bottom is golden. Turn and cook other side until golden. Keep warm while cooking remaining cakes. Serve with warm syrup.
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