I tend to use breadfruit in the simplest of ways preserving its unique sweetness and soft pudding like texture. Today it was a pancake batter in and of itself. With the addition of a few eggs and baking powder for leavening, these were no fuss, incredibly fool proof and simply delicious. Have fun and play with adding different spices. I added nutmeg and cinnamon.
Did you know the Ulu tree can grow up to 85 feet tall with a trunk 20 feet in diameter?
Another interesting historical tid bit is that Ulu remedied a famine in Jamaica between 1780-1786 which proliferated its dispersion throughout other parts of the world.
Speaking of remedy, aside from its culinary uses, Ulu has medicinal properties as well – the leaf has been used to treat blood pressure, asthma, thrush and some skin infections.
Go Breadfruit! We praise you!
Ripe Ulu Pancakes
|Dietary||Gluten Free, Vegetarian|
|Meal type||Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch, Side Dish|
- 1/2 Large Ripe Breadfruit (The fruit will be soft and spongy to the touch and the skin will be browning. Cut and prepare the whole fruit, reserving the other half for another time.)
- 3 pastured eggs
- 1.5 teaspoons Baking Powder
- dash spices of your choosing (cinnamon, nutmeg, garam masala, ginger...curry...whatever flavors you're going for.)
- Marmelade & Honey (If you're going for sweet, goat cheese or tapenade if you're going for savory)