Friday, 15 July 2011

Recipe: Blueberry Pancakes

Do you remember these blueberry American style breakfast pancakes I posted a photo of in my Weekly Love? So many of you had such wonderful things to say about them, I've decided to post the recipe! 
Sorry about the quality if some of these photos, yellow rooms with not much natural light are always the worst to take photos in, but I decided I might as well to help illustrate the process!

200g Self Raising Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
1 Egg
Pinch of Salt
300ml Milk
Unsalted Butter
Couple of handfuls of Blueberries
First, put all of the dry powdery ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt) through a sieve to remove any lumps there may be in the flour. 
Make a well in the middle of your flour mixture. 
Beat the egg into the milk until it is well mixed, but don't over beat it. Sometimes if I want extra special pancakes I add a drop or two of vanilla essence at this point!
Next, melt a knob of butter. I usually cook in my Mum's kitchen, which has an Aga so I do it in a small pan, but this can be done on a very low heat for a short time, if you're really careful, in a microwave. 
Pour your milk/ egg mixture into the well in the middle of the flour mixture, and using an electric whisk mix it together, keeping the whisk near the middle and gradually scraping the edges to incorporate the flour. 
Once it is all well mixed, whisk in the melted butter, and pour the mixture into a jug. 
Melt another piece of butter, a bit smaller this time, over a medium heat in a pancake pan if you have one, if not just an ordinary pan. Swirl the pan so the base is well coated with melter butter, but be careful you don't let the butter burn! 
Pour a pancake size drop of the batter into the pan, and then drop a couple of blueberries into the batter, carfully, if possible, rolling them over slightly in the uncooked mixture to they are covered in batter. 
After a few minutes use a wooden spatular to gently lift the edges of the pancake and make sure it has not stuck to the bottom of the pan. 
When you can see bubbles at the surface turn the pancake over It should be golden brown like this. Cook until the other size is golden brown. Remove it from the pan and place it on a piece of kitchen towel to pick up any excess butter. Repeat the process with the rest of the mixture, adding more melted butter to the pan as necessary to stop them from sticking. 

This recipe makes about 8 pancakes, which makes 2-3 servings depending on how many you want to eat at once. Serve in a stack with more blueberries and either golden or maple syrup. Or, if you're me blueberries, strawberries, maple syrup and unsmoked streaky bacon! 

I have adapted this recipe from BBC Good Food

What is your favourite brunch?


  1. great recipe - I've never had american style pancakes (I prefer crepes), so may try those!

  2. I'm so glad I read this just before breakfast! NOM NOM NOM!

  3. Oh my gosh these look delicious! I'm definitely craving pancakes now!


  4. These look simply amazing (and you can make the excuse that there's fruit included so it must be good for you). x hivenn

  5. These look so yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I will definitely be having these for breakfast tomorrow :)

    Gem x

  6. I love pancakes so I am definitely going to have to try these out :)

    Maria xxx

  7. You pro, these look delicious! x

  8. ohhh, now i'm just hungry! i will have to try this recipe out, thankyou! xx

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  10. Oh my god YUMMMMMM! Please come over and make some for me? x Sushi

  11. Loove american style pancakes, they're so stackable :). And super tasty. Hmmm, I've not had any breakfast yet, I might have to go and make some... I reckon raspberries would work pretty well too. xx

  12. I love American-style pancakes! And that's not just because I am American..well...maybe! :) Blueberry ones are so classic and yummy though and I recommend trying banana chocolate chip ones too--heaven!

  13. @ Susie - You understand that if I get fat its your fault, because I know for a fact there are a couple of bananas and a whole bag of chocolate chips in the kitchen right now?!

  14. Those look so amazing - American Pancakes were one of the best things about America when I visited (ate them every day for over a week, nom!) so I will definitely have to try making them at home!

  15. I just made these but we didn't have enough self raising so I used half plain flour.... didn't work quite as well, they were gooey and thick. I recommend sticking to Rachel's recipe! still yumy though :)

  16. @ Sarah - Ahh, you tried them! So good, right!? x

  17. oh yum, these look absolutely delicous! such lovely photographs too. i'm so craving some pancakes right now! xx

  18. Thanks for posting! I cannot wait to make these.

  19. These look like perfection! I made pancakes this morning, but they did not look as good as yours.