Sunday, May 20, 2007

Blueberry Pancakes for a Sunday Brunch

We had another beautiful and sunny Sunday here. As I've told you before, no Sunday morning should start without pancakes. A fortnight ago we had golden saffron pancakes, last Sunday plain 'normal' pancakes (with last of the Moominmamma's rhubarb & ginger jam). Today we opted for blueberry-studded ones, which were wonderful. Ideally I would use freshly picked wild blueberries, but if these are not available, then frozen ones will do, too. Remember not to add blueberries to the batter, as this will probably colour the whole batter into an unsightly shade of purple (though it wouldn't affect the flavour, obviously).

We ate these thick small pancakes with a generous drizzle of Canadian maple syrup, but a runny honey would be just as good.

Blueberry Pancakes
Serves 4

300 ml plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
300 ml milk
1 egg
2 Tbsp melted butter
100 grams blueberries (frozen are fine, as long you defreeze them first)

To serve:
pure maple syrup or runny honey

In a mixing bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
Mix milk, egg and cooled melted butter in another bowl, then add to the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Add vanilla extract.
Heat a frying pan on a low to moderate heat, add some oil or butter.
Drop a small ladleful of pancake batter into the pan, scatter some blueberries on top. Cook until it's golden brown, then flip over and fry the other side, too.
Serve with maple syrup or runny honey.

Other blueberry recipes @ Nami-nami:
Blueberry tart (April 2006)

Other pancake recipes @ Nami-nami:
Buttermilk pancakes with sliced bananas, toasted nuts and warm maple syrup (March 2006)
Golden saffron pancakes (May 2007)


Katie Zeller said...

Wow, those look beautiful and sound so easy.
No more excuses - I must make pancakes...maybe next weekend...I have the maple syrple (intentionally misspelled - ole midwestern joke)

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I never think of pancakes for breakfast at home, though I love to eat them when we go out for breakfast or brunch. Thanks for the reminder that they are quick and easy to make.

Jann said...

nothing beats pancakes on a Sunday morning............

K and S said...

very nice way to start your Sunday!

Anonymous said...

I love lazy Sunday mornings...I would love to try thing once but C is not a huge pancake fan (he would rather go for a savory breakfast)...hmmm, I guess I'll just have to invite my whole family over! Hehe :)

lobstersquad said...

good to see nami-nami is not under cyberattack. I think that´s a very sound rule about sundays and pancakes.

Anonymous said...

ma arvan, et need pannkoogisissekanded tuleks lihtsalt ära keelata!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

There are few breakfasts more satisfying to the belly and soul than homemade blueberry pancakes.

Pille said...

Katiez - 'maple syrple' goes well with pancakes. I think that K only really 'discovered' maple syrup this weekend, but seems to like it now. He was pouring it (generously, may I add) over his breakfast yogurt today.

Lydia - you're welcome:) I don't think I've ever ordered pancakes when eating out - they're just such a home cooking item for me..

Jann - I so agree with you. I never crave pancakes on weekday mornings, but they're a must during weekends.

K&S - it is, isn't it?

Joey - luckily my K loves pancakes, and is very good in making them. I made these blueberry ones, but usually I just have a lie-in on Sundays and come downstairs when he's finished making pancakes:)

Ximena- looks like we made it to Spanish news, eh? Sound rule indeed. I wonder if it still works in August:)

Mann - no aga millest ma siis pühapäeviti blogin?? ;)

Susan - I quite agree. Although I find pretty much all pancakes satisfying to the belly and soul:)

Andy said...

I made these pancakes once with a drippy poached egg on top followed by crispy prosciutto bacon then drizzled over with maple syrup.

Over the top? Yes, but what a breakfast to die for! wowweeeeee!

Ann M Leis said...

I defrosted my blueberries, and my pancakes turned out blue because the juices during defrosting. tasted fine, looked odd

Pille said...

Andy, apologies, but while I can imagine regular pancakes with maple syrup and bacon, then not these sweet blueberry ones :)

Ann - I should put the warning here that use fresh blueberries, or, alternatively, drain the frozen ones thoroughly - or perhaps use straight from the freezer! Glad to hear they tasted fine, thou!