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Sunday, August 5, 2012

sunday pancakes with fresh blueberry sauce

For a summer with very little rain, I'm surprised that the blueberries are so bountiful!  With days running into the 90's and up, I have very little desire to hike up the mountains and even over to the pick-your-own fields of blueberries, but how can I resist the green boxes of fresh-pick at the farmer's market?  The boxes multiply in the fridge, until I finally made my favorite blueberry sauce - good not only on buttermilk pancakes, but just as tasty in my morning yogurt.

For the sauce:

1 pint fresh blueberries
1 T. fresh lemon juice
2 T. sugar
pinch of cinnamon
3 T. fresh orange juice
pinch of salt

Place the blueberries in a small saucepan set on medium-low.  Add the lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and orange juice and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until it thickens slightly.  Remove from heat and use immediately on hot pancakes, or cover and save in your fridge as a yogurt topping.
For the buttermilk pancakes:

1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all purpose flour
3 T. melted butter or canola, coconut oil, or light olive oil
pinch of kosher salt
3 T. sugar
pinch of nutmeg
2 t. baking powder
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg, buttermilk, melted butter or oil, salt, sugar, nutmeg, and baking powder and flour.
The mixture will puff up - simply whisk again until it becomes more liquid.
Pour a tablespoon or two of oil or butter into a skillet, heat until melted.
Adjust heat to medium-low.

Either pour or use an ice cream scoop to scoop batter into skillet.  Let cook until you see bubbles on the sides of the pancake, then flip and cook another 4 minutes.  Remove to a plate, and repeat.

When all the batter is used up, place the plate of pancakes on the table and serve with the warm blueberry sauce and a bowl of fresh watermelon chunks or?  Personally, I think whipped cream is a little over the top, but if it appeals to you, I say go for it!

Happy August!


Anonymous said...

Oh that looks so good, Kat!

katrina said...

Thanks, Donna! What a great day - I'm stuffed after eating all those delicious leftovers!

katrina said...

Apologies for leaving out the flour when I first posted! My beloved pussycat died on Friday and I am a little distracted : missing her. Thank you to Leli for noticing:)

diary of a tomato said...

Condolences for the loss of your cat... they so become a part of us, don't they? I still miss every cat I've had...

katrina said...

They do, they do. And so do dogs. This is the first time in my adulthood I have no animals: no horses, rabbits, turtles, chickens, dogs, or cats - and the children are grown and on their own! Thanks for your kindness and caring, very much appreciated.

Barb said...

Oh Katrina, I am so sorry to read about the loss of your kitty. I truly understand how you must feel because I just lost my beloved doggie 8 weeks ago. He was 15 1/2, which I know is a long, long life for a dog, but I miss him every day. I think our furry kids live in our hearts forever.

My heart goes out to you.

katrina said...

Oh Barb - I am so sorry to hear about your dog. Thank you for your kind words - I am missing Domino muchly today, but know she is at least without pain. Hugs to you xxxooo Katrina