Sunday, June 19, 2011

Blueberry Madness

Friday was a one day Madness sale at the store on fresh blueberries. I love blueberries but almost never buy them since they're so expensive. But at $1.99 I picked up three pints. One pint I proceeded to demolish while stuck in cape traffic on my way home. And a second one went to today's breakfast. I haven't quite decided what to do with the third so if anyone has some suggestions...

Blueberry Pancakes with Lemon Blueberry Syrup

For the pancakes

2 1/4 cup self rising flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tsp baking powder 
1/2 tsp salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/4 buttermilk (I never keep buttermilk around so I soured whole milk using lemon)
1/2 milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
The rind of one lemon
2 eggs
1 cup blueberries

Mix dry ingredients together (including sugar) and create a well.
Melt butter over low heat, once melted remove pot and stir in wet ingredients.
Pour the mixture into the well and whisk until smooth. 
Heat a nonstick frying pan over medium heat adding a tablespoon of oil if necessary.
Pour small amounts of batter onto heated pan. 
Add desired amount of blueberries to each pancake as the batter starts to bubble.

For the syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup blueberries
Zest of 1 lemon
1 tablespoon of lemon juice

Dissolve the sugar into the water over medium heat.
Add blueberries, zest, and lemon juice and bring to boil.
Turn the heat down and let simmer until it cooks down and thickens.