Tuesday, March 29, 2011

the best blueberry lemon pancakes ever

this one also has a connection to tilly.  she bought me a subscription to yankee magazine for 2 years.  one of those issues had a fantastic recipe for blueberry lemon pancakes.....i modified the recipe but never wrote down my modications, i just know my substitutions by now.....i pull out the magazine from the cupboard it's cover is torn and there is flour all over the pages........the issue is from june 2000.....but it makes me smile everytime  i look at it.  why do i have so many crazy sentimental thoughts about cooking? anyway it's all good......these pancakes on a weekend morning any time of the year are pure heaven (although made with fresh blueberries in season they attain an even higher level of perfection!).
this one is a custom stack for one of the non blueberry lovers at my house

  recipe follows after the jump

1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
large pinch of nutmeg
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1 1/4 cup of buttermilk
1/4 cup of melted butter cooled
zest of l lemon
1 cup of fresh blueberries plus a few extra for garnish

add all the dry ingredients in a bowl...whisk together and make a well...set aside
in a separate bowl whisk the eggs add buttermilk, milk, butter, and lemon zest. then add the wet ingredients to the dry by pouring into the well you made in the dry ingredients.  whisk together with as few strokes as possible then stir in those berries.  (if not everyone at your house likes the berries you can add them custom pancake by pancake as you cook them. ) let the batter sit for 5 min while you get the griddle or skillet ready.  I use a large lecreuset cast iron skillet......lightly grease the pan w canola oil and get it going on moderate heat.  with a cast iron pan once it gets to temperature it is pretty hot...keep an eye on it or the pancakes can get too dark....(bailey lives for the burned ones!)  ladle about a 1/4 cup of batter into the pan ( i use the same big spoon every time and that works well for me)  cook it about 1 and 1/2 minutes then flip over and cook 1 minute on the other side.

pancakes in the skillet

they are best eaten as they come off the griddle. i usually have my family sitting around the kitchen island fighting over who gets the next one....and bailey in his spot watching it all hoping for a burned pancake or at the very least a little corner soaked with syrup from someones plate who maybe couldn't really eat that third one they asked for!!! garnish w blueberries and add some good butter and yummy pure maple syrup.  Have a wonderful weekend.

bailey on pancake patrol

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