Give Your Sunday Mornings An Upgrade With These Blueberry Pancakes
In collaboration with Nasibi James 🎥
What do you call blueberries playing the guitar? A jam session *ba dum tss* 🥁
HOT GIRL DOWN!! I REPEAT!!
The Nairobi weather has managed to sweep me under the rug together with all the other flu victims. I didn't even go for the Konshens concert! Like, why am I being punished? If there's one thing this flu has done, is that it has made me realize how much I underrated breathing in and out of both nostrils. And, I know I have no business writing, and/or thinking about delicious flat cakes in this state. But here I am.
Anyway, before I got this cold, all I could think about were pancakes; the fluff, the sweetness, the versatility. I don't know what's in the air on Sunday mornings, but my craving for pastries get devilishly POWERFUL!! Usually, we have the normal pancakes with vanilla, eggs, flour... blah blah blah. But this time, I was at my wits end with those basic pancakes. So, I decided to spice things up a bit.
Fun Fact: In France, people like to make a wish before flipping their pancakes. They do this while holding a coin in the other hand.
This recipe is easy, like Sunday morning x
2 cups all purpose flour
¼ cup sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg (Optional)
2 cups milk
2 large eggs
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cool
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
1 ½ cups of blueberries
Maple syrup (Optional)
In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg (optional). Whisk to combine.
Beat the eggs extensively, until they form bubbles.
Heat the milk in the microwave until lukewarm, about 30 seconds. In a separate bowl, add the buttermilk, eggs, melted butter and vanilla and whisk to combine.
Create a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients in the centre. Whisk in the beginning until just combined, then use a rubber spatula to fold the batter until no streaks of flour remain. Do not overmix. Batter will be lumpy.
Note: You can carefully fold in the blueberries now, or you could leave them to scatter onto the pancakes while they’re cooking.
Allow batter to rest. Meanwhile, preheat a griddle or a skillet over medium to low heat.
Use a tablespoon of butter to grease the pan or spray with cooking spray. Use a paper towel to wipe off the butter. Pour 1/4 or 1/3 cup of batter (depending on how big you want your pancakes) into the pan and gently spread into a circle shape using the measuring cup.
Cook until bubbles form on the top and the edges look dry, about 2 minutes. Flip and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.
Top with butter and maple syrup.
Obviously, everything tastes better when it's shared, so make these for your family the next time you're having breakfast at home 😍. Make sure you take a picture and tag me on Instagram (@__tarara) I would love to see how they turned out for you.
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To all things tasty,