If there are 2 things you already know about me from reading previous blogs, they are:
#1. I never forget my “AWESOME” pills in the morning
#2. I get mistaken for Kate Hudson ALL THE TIME
ha ha…..just kidding…..neither of those are true….(if there were “AWESOME” pills though, you better believe I’d take them) Okay….the 2 things that are pretty much my trade in life:
#1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE shoes.
#2. (per my family) I make the best pancakes in the world… (insert humble shrug here)
Since I have 3 cartons of blueberries in my fridge (yes, 3….I think I may be a food hoarder…pretty sure I died of starvation in a past life), I decided to make homeade blueberry syrup to go with our weekly pancakes…and share with you the recipe, I will!
First we’ll start with the syrup recipe:
- 2 Cups Fresh Blueberries
- 1/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Water
- few squirts of Lemon Juice
Tablespoon of Cornstarch plus cold water to thicken (this I believe is the best kept secret in the kitchen…I use cornstarch and water magic to thicken everything)
Put all ingredients in a sauce pan except Corn/water….cook over low-medium heat…as blueberries start to soften, press them against the side of the saucepan to squish-squashy them….cook for about 10 min…squishing as you go….when the mixture starts to boil, add the cornstarch/water to thicken and then remove from heat….pour into a serving bowl and set aside…
NOW…on to the Flapjacks! (I like that word…but I never use it…maybe I should change the title of this blog to a “A PILE OF FLAPJACKS TOPPED WITH A SMIDGEON OF BLUE”
- 1 cup of buttermilk (I never have this on hand so I just add a few squirts of lemon juice into my milk)
- 1 egg
- let this sit for about 2 minutes
- add to it:
- 1 cup flour
- 2 T of sugar…(i just grab with my hand so you may want to add more or less)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup canola oil
Whisk, Whisk, Whisk….now heat up your pan (i set my stovetop on #4…if it gets too hot, you’ll burn your pancake…and we just can’t have that!) and pour some canola oil in when it’s warm (this is the key to the crispy edges….my family’s faorite part)…now pour in batter, wait till it bubbles on top….and FLIP!
Serve with syrup and whip cream and a little bit of love!
sidenote~ (that’s a fancy little word that i’ve always wanted to insert)
*I ALWAYS double the recipe and Gracie loves these pancakes with chocolate chips thrown into the batter and powdered sugar on top!)