Monday, January 11, 2010

Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup!

pancakes

It seems I’ve come down with a cold. The nasty kind that lingers and zaps you of any energy. It’s no fun and I haven’t felt like doing any baking, needless to say. This morning though, I was craving pancakes. Pancakes are so easy, comforting and require so little effort, I just had to make them, despite feeling sick.

blueberries.

This recipe is one my mom has used for a while (honestly, she makes them better than I do!) and it’s so close to perfection. I love the fluffy, buttery golden pancakes with the bright, summery flavor of the blueberries. You really need that pop of sunshine in these cold winter months. A stack of these beauties topped with blueberry syrup and I’m already feeling better.

eggs for pancakes

Also! Can I just sing the praises of White Lily flour? I’ve heard that old ladies swear by it, and I understand why. It makes the most perfect baked goods -especially pancakes and biscuits. If you can get your hands on some - buy it!

[11/365] pancakes!

Near Perfection Pancakes

1 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 tbs melted butter
1 cup milk (buttermilk is fantastic)

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a medium bowl, whisk to combine. Add egg & butter, stir lightly. Add milk and whisk - not too much, it’ll make your pancakes rubbery.

Heat about half a tablespoon of butter a frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/3 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides, turning once. Top with homemade blueberry syrup and fresh blueberries!

Blueberry Maple Syrup

1 cup Maple Syrup (not pancake syrup, the good stuff!)
1 cup blueberries

Heat in a small sauce pan until blueberries are have burst. From here you can Press through a fine sieve to remove blueberry skin or leave them in - it’s up to you!

74 comments:

  1. I've seen so many delicious pancakes recently! I think I might make some soon, especially with your blueberry maple syrup. Yummmmm.

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  2. My dad has made us blueberry pancakes for as long as I can remember, and I LOVE using blueberry syrup. I have never made it myself, tho. And rarely do I make pancakes from scratch, so these sound fabulous!

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  3. That last photo makes me want pancakes for dinner! Simply gorgeous! :)

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  4. feel better, hannah! pancakes should help ;)

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  5. This is beautiful and my mouth is totally watering for pancakes now. Yum....wish it was July and i could get fresh blueberries! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. oh yum. I want to jump right into these pictures and eat up!

    ps, LOVE your blog:)

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  7. I will try the flour you suggested. The pancakes look terrific. I love pancakes with blueberries....so good!

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  8. Ah, pancakes. A very simple yet very comforting breakfast for any mornings.

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  9. yum and these are just wonderful shots

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  10. buttermilk IS fantastic...

    feel better soon dear hannah!

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  11. Last night my husband had waffles and bacon for supper and the aroma had me craving a rich, hearty, homemade breakfast. I think these might do the trick.

    Thank you for the kind comment you left on my post today. I always enjoy my visits here...and always leave hungry. :)

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  12. Oh gosh, I literally just drooled from that syrup-pouring action shot. I've never tried buttermilk before!

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  13. Ok, I'm freezing the chicken breasts and making this for dinner tomorrow.

    Your photos are lovely.

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  14. I love the photo of the syrup pouring. It makes me want to lick the plate clean. Definitely looks near perfection! Great job!

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  15. we have pancakes at least once a week -- planning on our first chocolate pancakes tomorrow morning! the blueberry maple syrup sounds amazingly delicious.

    cheers and feel better soon,

    *heather*

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  16. beautiful photos, I love your style! Hope you feel better soon!

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  17. When I came in from walking this morning, Mr. Mimi had blueberry pancakes on the table, such a treat.
    Mimi

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  18. Hey, Hannah! I gave you a blog award. Please see my blog, mywickedwickedways.org
    Thanks!

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  19. Oh, these pancakes are so tempting!! My goodness! What great action photos!

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  20. that last picture is so great, love the action shot!

    and I hope you feel better soon!

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  21. The pancakes look so fluffy and that dripping syrup is killing me! :)

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  22. your pictures are stunning!! i totally love the egg shot :) thanks for the tip on not overwhisking the pancakes and oh i can't wait to try that blueberry maple syrup. never thought to flavour maple syrup. gotta try this! x

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  23. The photo with the syrup pouring all over is wonderful. Never have made blueberry syrup- what a great idea!

    Feel better soon- those colds seem to go on forever.

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  24. all right. i'm done. that shot of the cascading blueberry maple syrup has finished me off. gorgeous, and what a fine stack of pancakes it is, even without the glorious syrup. :)

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  25. You are an awesome photographer, Hannah. And from Georgia too (me too)-I love it! Do you live on a farm? Just wondering due to the look of fresh eggs and rolling countryside in your photos...
    Stella
    (thewitchykitchen.blogspot.com/)

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  26. I looove white lilly flower. I use it for all of my bread and pizza dough! When it goes on sale I stock up like a crazy lady! These look fabulous, get well soon

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  27. I'm sorry to hear you're under the weather but can I just say how amazing these pancakes look? I especially love the last shot where you pour the syrup. Beautiful!

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  28. This is pure pancake porn. ;)
    A gorgeous stack that I just want to dig a knife into. Thanks for making me hungry -- even though I just ate breakfast.

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  29. Mmmmmmm...I suddenly have a craving for blueberries. And pancakes. And syrup.

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  30. Those look so delicious! Need I even tell you that your photography is scrumptious?

    I'm sorry you've got a cold. It is no fun - I know! I've been battling one for days. Hope you feel better soon.

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  31. Stunning pictures! I'm so sorry you are sick. I woke up feeling a bit icky too. It's so not fun.

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  32. Oh my, that is one of the most beautiful pancake pictures I have ever seen. It makes me reconsider my choice of dinner even though it is almost done ...
    We've posted a flour free blueberry pancake recipe a while back. It's a good alternative to your pancakes if you have any gluten-free friends coming over.

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  33. I agree with David — gorgeous shot of pancakes. It's making me drool.

    Love the new(ish) header, too. Your site is lovely.

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  34. I have been making Bon Appetit's Giant Sunday Pancakes for YEARS, but now I'll have to try these. They look (and sound) delicious!

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  35. I just wanted to tell you that your photos for this post are absolutely beautiful.

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  36. these are so yummy looking...and i am not even really a fan of pancakes.

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  37. Your pancakes look delicious, and the photos are gorgeous, as always!

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  38. Que maravilha. impressionante. qual crise?

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  39. Omgosh Hannah, your shots are getting more amazing. Everything is beautiful. Wow. Just wow.

    Laura

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  40. i just ate lunch but looking at your photos, i'm ravenous for pancakes! you are an amazing photographer - adding you to my google reader so i can be awed often!

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  41. Hi there! I loved this recipe! Thanks for posting it! I made a cranberry version that turned out great!!
    ~Kayla

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  42. Blueberry pancakes sounds like a wonderful way to fell better when one has a cold. I hope you get well quick!

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  43. I love "near perfection pancakes". Beautiful shots and a really good work,

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  44. I too love White Lily flour....i buy self rising so the mix is just right....i add an extra tablespoons or two of the flour to make up the difference.The pancake recipe sounds like the one i make for weekend mornings......soooooo yummy!

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  45. Gorgeous photos....and the pancakes sound great.

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  46. you are amazing! not only cooking yourself breakfast while sick, but making my mouth water from just a picture. de-licous!

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  47. these are making my stomach growl ... i bought blueberries today! i think i'll make these saturday morning. thanks for sharing!

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  48. Wow, these look incredible. Your photographs are so stunning! Like your blog.

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  49. I've caught a cold too. Perhaps I will comfort myself with these this weekend. They look so nice and fluffy - and comforting.

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  50. What a fantastic recipe!! Buttermilk pancakes are always heavenly. Blueberry syrup sounds really good, too!

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  51. These look incredible! I think I'll have to make them for my husband's birthday next month! XO!

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  52. Oh my goodness. They're stunning. Love the action shot ;D.

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  53. i love the pancake mixture. however, i have one question. the batter does not cook through, how do i fix this? is it fix-able?

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  54. Danielle: Hmm, I've never had that problem before. Maybe try thinning out the batter a little with some milk? That's the only thing I can think of. I hope it helps!

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  55. I also loooove pancakes and I'm definitely gonna try your blueberry maple syrup !!

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  56. Hannah, your photos are absolutely stunning! I love reading your blog. Keep up the fantastic work!

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  57. Your photos take my breath away! I'm so happy I came across your blog (via Flickr). Looking forward to reading more :)

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  58. I think breakfast at any time of the day makes life happier - your photo is brilliant!

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  59. One question. How long can you refrigerate de syrup?

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  60. These were sooooo good! Big and fluffy and the syrup was divine!!!! Thanks for the recipe its my new go to for pancakes!

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  61. Thank you so much for this beautiful recipe.They turned out perfect!!!can't wait for sunday to make them again...

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  62. In a large bowl, whisk together the ateş ve su buz devri brown sugar, melted butter, flour and salt. Add in the eggs, maple syrup This dish is really amazing to eat.As there has been mixed many awesome ingredients kaktüs adam so it should be delicious for everyone.I would like to make this dish and will eat with my family.

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