Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

It’s been over 2 years since I posted on blueberry pancakes. But since then I have a new favorite (you can find the recipe here) and thought I’d better post an update. It’s very similar to Alton Brown’s recipe but this one has a bit more sugar and butter and everyone seems to like this much better. Let’s just say there’s enough butter in this so that we don’t need to add more pats of butter on top of the stack.

The only thing to keep in mind when putting together the wet ingredients is that melted butter will solidify a bit if added to cold buttermilk. Kind of defeats the purpose of melted butter so I beat the eggs with the buttermilk (more often milk + vinegar) then let it sit to room temperature. Then I’ll add the melted butter (not molten lava hot) to that then mix with the dry ingredients. I follow the Alton rule of mixing a set amount, usually 10-12 good mixing with a large whisk, then walk away. It’ll be a bit lumpy but I let it sit for about 5 minutes and the batter will get all bubbly. Then the usual. I use more butter on the griddle before ladling the batter on. Then top with blueberries (usually frozen straight from the bag). For my griddle, 320 degrees F is a good temperature and if I wait for it to preheat, I actually have presentable first pancakes. The time to flip over is when the edges start to firm up a bit and you see bubbles on top.

And then serve them up with some real maple syrup. Warm up the syrup if you want to get all fancy and shit. I’m too lazy. In the picture below, you can see the top of Merlin’s head and Sydney’s right ear, watching and drooling as their daddy chomps down on his stack of pancakes. They’re waiting patiently (sort of) because I make a dollar sized pancake for each of them.

Here is my plate of small dollar sized pancakes. I only like small pancakes since I like the slightly crispy edges the most. Alright, here’s another food tick. I don’t like to drench syrup all over my pancakes since I hate soggy pancakes (kind of like my cereal). So I just pour the syrup onto the plate and dip my pancake into it as needed. The Mister chuckles when I do this since he says I look like a little kid playing with my food.

I typically make a half batch when it’s just the two of us but the full recipe is just the right amount for 3 adults. Not a bad way to start a Sunday morning I think.

Christmas is just around the corner. I just picked up the last present early this week so I’m done with all my shopping!!!! Actually I would have been done 2 weeks ago but the Mister threw in a last-minute change up so I had to get another gift. But hey, that’s what online shopping with free two-day shipping is all about.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas (or Hanukkah) and I’ll see you all in 2013!

11 Comments

  1. May I have breakfast at your house? :)

    “Warm up the syrup if you want to get all fancy and shit”….hahaha! Sounds like something i would say!!!!!

    I like pancakes to be small instead of plate sized. Smaller looks cuter!

    Have an awesome Xmas as well! We need to get together for lunch! I’m on vacation now, yay!

  2. I completely understand having a griddle insert- it was the only accessory we ordered for our outdoor grill. The pancakes look so good. Having the little ones makes it easy to consume more than grabbing two big ones…Merry Christmas and see you in 2013!

  3. Mmm, homemade pancakes! I like making the little ones too because the crispy edges are also my favorite. I also put syrup over the top, but I usually just drizzle a bunch on the side of my plate so I can dip as I go since I don’t like how the syrup usually soaks in and you can’t really taste it anymore… the pancakes look delicious!

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