Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Blueberry Pancakes (Flapjacks)


2 cups self raising flour
1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
1/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
3 eggs separated
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 tbsp melted butter
1 to 2 cups Blueberries
a little vegetable oil for frying


In a large bowl sift together the dry ingredients and mix through to ensure that the bicarb is well distributed. In another bowl mix the egg yolks, buttermilk, milk, vanilla and butter. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix gently.  Lumps in the batter are good. Whisk the egg whites til stiff peaks and gently fold into the batter. Do this gently, you don't want to lose the air by beating the heck out of it. Add the blueberries and stir gently so as not to damage the berries causing the juices to discolour the batter.

Place a small amount of the vegetable oil in a pan and drop in spoonfuls on the mixture.  When bubbles appear on the surface, turn the pancake over and cook on the other side.  You will notice that they rise and get really fluffy. Serve with butter and maple syrup.

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