Pancakes are really the perfect all-rounders, not to mention that they are whipped up in jiffy. Rolled as an appetizer, in a soup, as a main course or of course as a dessert, these lovely fluffy flat cakes made out of the basic flour, egg and milk mixture can be used anywhere any time. It is your imagination that is asked for and your creativity can be put to full test.
In Weimar, we have a lovely little place simply called "The Creperie". It belongs to the list of my favorite places to eat out. In their romantic garden there is a huge Oak tree and the tables and chairs are arranged below this tree, covered with a beautiful orange and white checkered tablecloth. Hanging from the branches of the majestic tree are little colored lanterns and as the sun starts setting the waiter goes around lighting the lanterns and putting a plate filled with pancakes stuffed with a variety of lovely ingredients like ricotta and pesto. These are cut up in little spirals and you are instantly enveloped in a multitude of colors and aromas. Can you close your eyes and see that? Fantastic! SIGH!
The pancakes I am serving though are the very simple sort. But don't let this statement discourage you in anyway. Although simple it is far from that in it's taste. With buttermilk added to the batter, these pancakes are fluffy, soft and light. The blueberries are aromatic and give the pancakes a lovely fruity taste. The atmosphere to enjoy these: a hammock in your yard, surrounded by the chirping of birds and beautiful butterflies. Make sure that the plate is piled high because you do not want to be getting up from this position and running back into the kitchen for seconds, thirds, fourths ....
Those of you with kids will realize that you'll have to share! LOL! So you'll either have to make more or eat these when they aren't around. Making large batches of these pancakes is no problem though because you can easily freeze these. Just follow the steps from this post.
I am getting to the recipe! Golly you are impatient today, just my music pick for today:
Jennifer Lopez - Get Right
Album - Rebirth
175 g Flour
200 ml Buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons butter - melted
150 g Blueberries
2 tablespoons oil
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In a large mixing bowl whisk flour, buttermilk, baking powder and soda, salt, and sugar into a smooth batter. Add the eggs and the melted butter and carry on beating. Allow the batter to sit for 20 minutes.
This process allows the egg whites to bind with the flour and buttermilk making the batter silky and smooth. Add the blueberries and gently fold into the batter.
Heat up some oil in a pan. Now bake your pancakes portion wise until nice and golden on each side. Put on some paper towels to drain off any access oil.
Sprinkle with some icing sugar and enjoy.
This makes about 16 small pancakes.
It is always a perfect little surprise for a nice brunch, which we like to have on those awful rainy Sundays. We spend a larger part of the morning in bed reading, playing or just fooling around. All of a sudden our tummies start grumbling and a craving for something sweet and fluffy starts right from the bottom of the tummy and quickly spreads to the rest of the body. We sit in bed saying "I crave this or that!"
Most of the time I jump out of bed and say "I've got a surprise!" When the men finally come down, driven from the lovely blueberry aroma, you can see the delight all over their faces.
I love it when the still slightly warm pancakes melts in my mouth and the sweetness of the blueberry literally pops onto the tongue. It is so comforting to tuck into these that the 16 are polished off in no time.
This is to remind you all that the deadline for this month's Monthly Mingle Holiday Cuisine ends on September 7th. So, get those lovely dishes sizzling that take you away to that far off land or remind you of your fave holiday.
I am sending this one off to Nandita's Weekend Breakfast Blogging that is being hosted by the lovely Pavani of Cook's Hideout this time.
Also, the Blueberries are screaming to join in on Cate's ARF-5-A Day Tuesday
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