i got a wicked craving for blueberry pancakes while watching Throwdown with Bobby Flay yesterday. i googled “extra fluffy pancakes” this morning to get a basic recipe that is different from my usual and i found this one. and it didn’t dawn on me that there was no sugar in the batter until i actually started cooking them. they did, however, cook up very fluffy and light, with a lovely texture. the thickness held up the blueberries very well without thinning the batter so all in all – a-ok. if i were to use it again, i’d definitely add some sugar to the batter though. i made some maple butter (oh holy sweet deliciousness! like the best, buttery candy! i’d bathe in it if i were kinky like that!) and that cut through the non-sweetness of the pancake very well. still, my usual pancake recipe is what i’m putting down today. why mess with something that works so well?
Buttermilk Pancakes, recipe courtesy the Southern Living Cookbook
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Combine the dry ingredients. Whisk them together. In a separate bowl, combine your wet ingredients. Make a well in the dry mixture and add the wet stuff all at once. Mix together. Lumps are fine. You don’t have to beat the hell out of the batter, I promise. Heat up your favorite pan or griddle for pancake making. Spray the surface lightly with Pam. Ladle the batter by 1/4 cupfuls or so. If you want to add blueberries, sprinkle fresh or frozen berries on the surface of the spread out batter. Let the pancakes cook until the top starts bubbling and the edges look cooked. Flip ’em over and cook ’em until they’re done. Delicious.
To make Maple Butter (:: drool :: ):
In a small saucepan, pour in maple syrup (depending on how much you want to make). Cube up some butter (for 2 cups of maple syrup, I used 4-5 tablespoons of butter I think) and heat it up until the butter has melted and it’s all delicious looking. I’m not sure of my amounts, I just dumped and stirred, like usual, so you know, if you’re better at that sort of thing than i am, by all means, drop an actual measurement in my comments.