I love pancakes. Is there anyone who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of freshly made pancakes? As the weekend is approaching, I thought I would share this fantastic recipe for American Blueberry Pancakes from BBC Good Food magazine, issue from March 2004 which is just perfect for a weekend treat. I made this on New Year’s Day and it made for a very tasty way to start the year.
American Blueberry Pancakes
Makes: about 20 pancakes (serves about 4-5) | Prep: 15 minutes, Cook about 20 minutes | Difficulty: Easy
- 250g plain flour;
- 2 tsp baking powder;
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda;
- 75g caster sugar;
- 2 eggs, beaten;
- 85g unsalted butter, melted;
- 300ml milk;
- 300g blueberries;
- honey and yogurt (or whipped cream) to serve (optional)
- Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl. Add the sugar and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs, melted butter and milk to the dry ingredients, stirring just to combine (you can add more milk if you prefer a thinner batter).
- Gently fold the blueberries into the batter (leave some for serving). Heat a frying pan and brush lightly with melted butter. Drob tbsps of batter into the pan and cook over low heat until bubbles appear and pop on the surface.
- Turn the pancakes over and cook the other side (they can be difficult to handle so take care when turning). Transfer to a plate and keep warm while you cook the rest of the batter. Serve warm with some blueberries, drizzled with honey and topped with whipped cream (or yogurt for a healthier option… but live a little and go for the cream 🙂 ).
Original recipe from BBC Good Food (www.bbcgoodfood.com) magazine, issue February 2010.