Martha Stewart's Blueberry-Cornmeal Pancakes for Pancake Tuesday!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
Today is 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.

Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes
I love pancakes.
I love cornmeal.
I love blueberries.
Any guesses if I liked this pancake? Yes!

The blueberries aren't mixed into the batter, but placed on the pancake while cooking. You'll see them on only one side.

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!

Recipe:
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.
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12 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said... [Reply to comment]

I HAVE to make this! It looks sooooo good! I never mix my blueberries in my pancake batter either.. mainly to avoid broken berries.

The Nervous Cook said... [Reply to comment]

The way the berries kind of peek out of the cake is so perfect. I love the idea of serving these berry-side down and for the juicy bits to be a sweet little surprise.

Also, Snowboard Cross is probably the most thrilling thing I've watched in a long time. I couldn't even sit down, I was so excited!

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

Man - these look awesome. Wish I had had a few of these on this snowy, rainy morning.

Maria said... [Reply to comment]

I wish I had time to make these this morning. Maybe for dinner:) They look great!

foodwithoutmorals said... [Reply to comment]

You definitely should make malasadas. They're fried Portuguese sweet bread dough rolled in sugar. YUM.

Also, I am not going to be around tonight to make pancakes (it is a Fat Tuesday disaster), but I definitely need to keep this recipe in mind.

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

These pancakes look fantastic! Perfect to eat while watching the Olympics :-P

I love Snowboard Cross too! I was lucky enough to be in Vancouver last year, and they were already selling little stuffed bears with the Olympic logo on them. Adorable.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Big Lot has pizza stones for $10. Make sure to check on top of the shelves (where the keep the extra stock) if you don't find them on the shelves.

Linda said... [Reply to comment]

You don't like butter on your pancakes???? I'm the girl who is not shy about slathering butter on my short stack.

These pancakes look and sound delicious...I love blueberry pancakes, and the addition of cornmeal sounds terrific. Now, that's the way to indulge before lent!

Tracey said... [Reply to comment]

Yum, blueberry pancakes are one of my favorites, but I so rarely make them because I'm lazy and cereal is easier!

I'm an Olympic addict!! Sleep has become totally secondary - I'm going to be a zombie by the end of next week. I want to go to Vancouver too - it looks amazing!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I want a stack of pancakes please :)

AlphaAndy said... [Reply to comment]

love that you add the blueberries on the skillet! Kicking myself for not making pancakes on shrove tuesday. Dang, another good excuse to eat breakfast for dinner wasted!

Ellen said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely love these ! We make them almost every weekend. We use to love the Whole Foods pancake mix and they stopped making it about a year ago. This put us on a search for a good box mix - we tried Trader Joe's, Maine pancake mix, etc. Hands down this is the best ever. We will no longer make them from the box. I have shared this recipe with just about everyone I know. THANK YOU !!!!

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