A little cornmeal adds an almost imperceptible crunch to these breakfast or brunch treats topped with orange syrup.
In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a small mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, and oil. Add all at once to flour mixture and stir just until blended but still slightly lumpy.
Spray a griddle with nonstick spray coating. Preheat griddle over medium heat. For each pancake pour about 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Cook over medium heat until pancakes are golden brown (1 to 2 minutes per side). Turn the pancakes to second sides when they have bubbly surfaces and slightly dry edges. Makes 5 servings (2 pancakes each).
In a medium saucepan combine the orange peel or lemon peel, orange juice, lemon juice, and sugar. Bring to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until reduced to 3/4 cup, stirring occasionally. Serve warm or cool. Cover and refrigerate remaining syrup for up to 1 week. Makes 3/4 cup.