Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday...or Pancake Tuesday! In the past, as a way to prepare for Lent beginning on Ash Wednesday (for many Western Christians) people would use up rich foods such as fat, eggs, and sugar by making pancakes. Different areas recognize the day with different food...in Hawaii it is called Masalada Day (donuts). Yum, next year I'm making those! IHOP is celebrating Pancake Day next week by offering free pancakes on Feb 23, 2010...with hopes you make a donation to a good cause.
I love cornmeal.
I love blueberries.
Any guesses if I liked this pancake? Yes!
P.S. Dude, have you been watching as much Olympic coverage as me? Oh, I've fallen in love with Snowboard Cross. It's practically roller derby but really, really cold - hee hee. The opening ceremonies were great, and I'm saving my money for a trip to Vancouver. Such a beautiful place and people! Gotta run...pairs skating coming up!
Adapted from Martha Stewart's Blueberry-Cornmeal Pancakes (click here for the original recipe)
Click here for a printable recipe
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more for griddle
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 cups (1 pint) blueberries
Orange-Maple Butter, for serving (I skipped this. I'm not a butter on my pancakes gal)
Pure maple syrup, for serving
Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, mix together buttermilk, milk, butter, and egg. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined (mixture will be lumpy).
Pour batter onto a greased griddle or pan over medium heat. Place blueberries on the batter. (Martha's recipe has you mix sugar with the blueberries, but I skipped that.)
Martha Stewart's website says, "This batter is thicker than normal, thanks to the addition of cornmeal. The bubbles that usually indicate when to flip a pancake will not form, so flip when the edges start to set."
Serve with butter and maple syrup.