Friday, August 6, 2010

silver dollar blues

i have always loved the
idea of pancakes
the word itself
invokes lazy saturdays
sleep overs
summer camp
but when it comes right down to it
i don't really love them
here's the deal
i am not 
a fluffy pancake
kinda gal
i like 'em kinda flat
with a bit of crunch on the outskirts
and a bit
not. so. popular
while i am airing my pancake laundry
here's another thing....
i love blueberries
but i don't love them in a pancake
there is something about that warm, but not really cooked
feeling in my mouth
that turns me off
you too?
this morning
i woke up
with complete decision
i was going to make a blueberry pancake 
i would eat
would still be blog-worthy
these are silver dollar shaped
they are MONEY baby
whole-wheat-oatmeal-blueberry pancakes
(printable recipe)
blueberry sauce
1 cup blueberries
2 tsp sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
whirl in a food processor or blender to a puree
set aside until ready to make pancakes
pancake batter
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs unsalted butter--melted and cooled
mix all ingredients together--gently.  i like to let my batter sit for about 1/2 hour before using...but you can dig right in, if you like. the batter is a bit runny, to make a bit of a flatter can use less or more buttermilk if you like.
when you cook your pancakes....put a bit of batter in a hot buttered, sprayed or oiled skillet (whichever you prefer), then a few dots of the blueberry puree. using a toothpick or knife, swirl the blueberry into a design or just enough to incorporate it into the batter. if you don't, then you will have a blob of blueberry that will most likely burn when you turn the pancake over.
serve with maple or sorghum syrup...or for something really yummy---your favorite honey.


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