Let me introduce you to my current happiness...
As far as pancakes go, this is the best experience I've had.
(I might add that this experience was also part of a spoiled breakfast in bed morning).
Even so, the pancakes can hold their own without the pomp and circumstance!
Around here, a recipe is the king, until it is dethroned by a new fave. This has been my favorite pancake recipe for a few months now, after it took down my previous staple recipe. It will remain my fave until I find another to challenge it. :) Or until forever. Because it could be my fave for eternity.
(My husband came up with this after changing a couple things on an old recipe).
For the batter:
2 c (sifted) all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp sugar
(sift dry together)
2 c buttermilk
*Don't over mix. Just mix until it's blended, not perfectly smooth but without big chunks of flour.
*Cook on a cast iron skillet with 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp oil melted together in it first. The cast iron holds the heat better and I know on my electric griddle, you aren't supposed to use a lot of oils.
That butter (and oil to lower the likelihood of the butter burning) gives it an incredible light crunch on the outer edges. It's subtle, but it changes everything. I've made this recipe on my nonstick electric griddle with no butter/oil, NOT the same. Good, but not crazy good.
Now we're going to up the anti even more by topping these beauties with a yummy blueberry syrup.
It's yummy and EASY! Even yummier when blueberries are in season at your local fruit stand. It's almost ridiculous how sweet these things are! Gah! I'm obsessed!
You are simply going to bring 1 cup of real maple syrup to a simmer. Then add the juice of half a lemon and 1 cup of fresh blueberries. Bring to a low boil, stirring as those berries cook down a little (2 min or so). Then I grab my potato masher and give them 6ish good smashes.
I like to leave it pretty chunky. You can use an immersion blender or put it in a blender to really smooth it out, but I like it sort of chunky looking, with about half the berries left in tact.
Yep, just 3 ingredients to a luxurious looking topping!
The combination of my favorite pancakes and my favorite syrup is a match made in heaven I tell ya!
I also love dropping a few blueberries in this pancake recipe but I think just adding the syrup is the perfect amount for me.
Not this little man though. He requests blueberry pancakes AND blueberry syrup. He makes a purple mess, on his plate and mouth showing how much he enjoyed it.