Friday, 7 February 2014

storms & blueberry pancakes

Not only does it seem to have rained continuously recently but last night we had the worst storm I have seen for ages. All the trains have stopped running, our bridge has been close due to the sides collapsing and numerous trees are down across the roads. Therefore, neither of us can get to work.
This seemed to tell us we needed breakfast in bed.
So bring on the blueberry pancakes

    200g self-raising flour                                               
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 egg
    300ml milk
    knob butter (optional)
    150g blueberries
    Sunflower oil or butter for cooking
    maple syrup & cream cheese to serve
Mix together all the dry ingredients, with a pinch of salt, in a large bowl. Beat the egg into the milk , make a well in the centre of the flour mix and whisk in the milk to make a thick smooth batter. Beat in the melted butter and gently stir in half the blueberries.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan or griddle and wipe with the oil or butter. Drop a large tablespoon of the batter per pancake onto the pan and cook, for about 3 minutes, over a medium heat until small bubbles appear on the surface then turn and cook for a further few minutes. You can usually cook 3 or 4 at a time. Keep pancakes warm whilst cooking the rest of the batter.
Serve with whipped cream cheese, maple syrup and a handfull of  the rest of the blueberries.

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 blueberry pancake