I've eaten a fair number of pancakes along the way, have tried a number of different recipes, and never complained. It's pancakes, right? They're all good. But this recipe is very good. Good enough to eat without syrup or butter. Good enough to eat while they're so hot they'll burn your tongue good. So good, this is my go-to recipe for pancakes. When I crave pancakes, these are the ones I'm dreaming of.
I guess what makes them so good is they have more sugar than other recipes and less salt, so if you like a sweeter pancake, you'll like these.
SWEET, FLUFFY PANCAKES
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 large egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar
- Melt the butter and combine with the egg and milk in a small bowl.
- Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.
- Mix together, pulling dry ingredients from the sides to the wet center, until just combined. A few lumps are perfectly acceptable and expected.
- Allow the batter to rest a bit (giving an opportunity for the baking powder to work its magic and) while your greased pan or griddle is heating over medium high heat.
- Once heated, use a 1/4 cup scoop, measure batter onto the griddle. (Give the batter a little swirl with the side of your measuring cup, starting from the center, working outward to help shape the your pancake into a more perfect circle, optional, but nice!)
- Cook each side until light golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
In a small saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, a good pinch of ground nutmeg, and a pinch of salt. (That equates to about 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg and even less than that for the salt.)
Stir in 1/2 cup of boiling water. Cook and stir until mixture becomes clear and thick and bubbly, about two minutes or so.
Add one cup of fresh or frozen blueberries and cook and stir, bringing mixture back to the boil and the blueberries begin to burst.
Remove from heat and add one tablespoon lemon juice and stir.
COOK'S NOTES: The first time I made these, I burnt them. Yep, sure did but they were still good. I was overzealous with the heat. It's my thought that since these tend to be a little thicker pancake, they needed to be on a lower heat to give the pancake time enough to cook through. Even these aren't as quite as golden brown and picture perfect as I would've wished, we loved them anyway.
I've since bought an electric skillet and it has done wonders to improve the appearance of the pancakes; I'm supposing it's because the heat is even, with no hot and cold spots that happen with my griddle on my glass-cooktop stove.