In the years that I’ve been food blogging I’ve found that being able to adapt, and quickly, is a skill much needed. I had an idea to make a wild berry syrup with the raspberries and mulberries we have growing around the property, but when I went to go collect them, they were shriveled up and dried out from the heat. Not to be discouraged, I decided on a strawberry basil combination instead and I’ll save that wild berry syrup idea for another recipe idea down the road!
The last minute switch ended up working out better than expected and I loved the two flavors together. The cornmeal pancakes have just a little bit of crunch with a hint of that classic cornbread flavor. Smothered in the sweet strawberry basil syrup with bits of fresh strawberries in every bite made for that perfect balance between sweet and savory.