White Port and Citrus Pancakes by Fred Bolin

White Port and Citrus Pancakes by Fred Bolin

(Serves four)

Fred’s top tip – make the batter 24 hours in advance.


  • 2 eggs
  • 100g plain flour
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 orange
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50ml Graham’s Blend No.5 port
  • 100g butter


  1. Mix eggs and flour, add milk and salt and whisk into a smooth batter.
  2. Zest the orange, add zest to the batter.
  3. Take the segments out of the orange and segment the pink grapefruit, saving the juices.
  4. Fry the pancakes in 80g of the butter and put them to side.
  5. Add Graham’s Blend No.5 port, sugar and citrus juice to the pancake pan, bring to boil and reduce a little.
  6. Take the pan off the heat, add the rest of the butter bit by bit to emulsify.
  7. Add the citrus segments last. It should be a thick, syrupy sauce.
  8. Plate up the pancakes, serve with the sauce on top.