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Wednesday
Jan192011

Blueberry Pancakes

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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…

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  • 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

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  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a bowl.
  2. Beat the eggs, add the milk and melted butter to a separate bowl.
  3. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well. Do not worry if your batter is lumpy. Fold the blueberries into the batter.
  4. 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.

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Suggested serving: What else but maple syrup, sliced bananas and fond memories of your relatives.

Reader Comments (2)

OH MY! Your pictures have me droooooling! Goodness me... all I want are pancakes now!

These sound and look divine!

New to your blog but sooo happy I found you! Me and my ever growing thighs shall go and browse through the rest of your gorgeous recipes!

January 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMary @ Delightful Bitefuls

Wow. That stack is making me drool. Thanks for the post.

January 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMark

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