My sister and her family just returned to Australia after a 23 day tour of the United States. From Disneyland to Las Vegas to the blizzard-torn streets of New York, those Griswald-like crazy cats got to experience some of America’s greatest cities in the holiday-new year break. But, for all the food they got to enjoy over their cross-country adventure, not once did they sample America’s favorite breakfast food, the pancake. I felt a pang in my heart when I first heard this. I couldn’t let them leave without some good ol’ fashioned pancakes in their bellies. On their last night in San Francisco, I offered to make Blueberry pancakes as their last breakfast in the US.
When I woke that next morning, I quickly set out boxes of cereal, milk and pop tarts on the kitchen counter along with a note saying, “help yourselves, I'm taking the dogs for a walk”. I quickly returned to bed realizing that making blueberry pancakes for that many people was idiotic. How much wine did I drink the night before? When I returned to the kitchen 90 minutes later, I never mentioned my true whereabouts or the absence of pancakes. Thankfully, no questions were raised.
Now that they have left, I made a batch of delicious blueberry pancakes. Here’s the recipe batter lovers…
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 large eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- 2 cups frozen or fresh blueberries
- butter for frying
- Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a bowl.
- Beat the eggs, add the milk and melted butter to a separate bowl.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well. Do not worry if your batter is lumpy. Fold the blueberries into the batter.
- Add a small knob of butter to a frying pan and pour a small amount of batter. Fry on one side until bubbles start to form on the top side. Flip over and cook the reverse side for less than thirty seconds.
Suggested serving: What else but maple syrup, sliced bananas and fond memories of your relatives.