Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Buttermilk pancakes with boysenberry syrup

I can't make boysenberry syrup and then NOT show you what I plan to do with it!

We had blackberry pancakes with boysenberry syrup.  We moaned a lot and talked very little.  I think you'll do the same.

For the pancake better (recipe adapted from Cooking Light), mix together:
1 cup flour
2 T sugar
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
pinch salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 T vegetable oil
1 egg, lightly beaten

Use a ladle to measure out your pancakes onto the griddle.  That a trick I learned from my dad.

I'd bought some blackberries and we needed to eat them, so into pancakes they went.

We always - ALWAYS - heat up the syrup for pancakes.  What's the point of steaming hot pancakes if you pour cold syrup onto them?  I thought everyone did this until a friend once expressed surprise at the hot syrup.  But beware: syrup boils over very fast in the microwave.  Do it 30 seconds at a time.

Are these not 100% delectable?

It took everything I had to resist licking the plate.


  1. Thank you for posting this wonderful blog. All of my life, pancakes were something that you made from a box. No box of pancake mix = no pancakes for me. :(

    This morning, I wanted pancakes with my breakfast, but to my dismay, I discovered I had forgotten to buy mix. I remembered reading this blog the day you posted it and being quite impressed with the pictures.

    It took me a while to find it again, but I did. I had everything the recipe called for. I was surprised it was so simple! I was a little mad at myself for relying on a box of mix all these years.

    You have freed me! I will venture a little deeper into your recipes and try something a little more challenging next time. THANK YOU!

  2. Is buttermilk absolutely necessary? Is it important for how it cooks or is it just for flavor? Would plain milk work also? I'm not in the habit of having buttermilk in the house.

  3. Here are some substitutes for buttermilk: http://www.goodlifeeats.com/2011/03/kitchen-tip-homemade-buttermilk-substitute.html

    I don't keep it in the house regularly, either.