Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The perfect pancake

I am a lover of pancakes. One may even call me a pancake connoisseur. My love began with my grandpa. He and my grandma used to own a bed and breakfast - a beautiful Victorian mansion on a Civil War battlefield. It was a wonderful place to visit as a child. I have such fond memories of spending time there, but my favorite memory is of my grandfather's breakfasts. He would always have the best bacon and lots of fresh fruit - and if I got lucky, he'd make his famous blueberry pancakes.

I think I've spent a lifetime (or at least 30-some years of one) trying to perfect my pancake recipe. I know I'll never make one quite like his, but I think I've got my own version down pretty well. It takes just the right combination of buttermilk mixture added to buckwheat. Then, I put lots of butter down in the pan before I add the batter (no one said these were low fat). And it has to have fat blueberries (I've had the best luck with frozen berries actually).

Oh, and my pancakes (unlike grandpa's, as he was always cooking for a crowd) has to be the size of a pan:
With lots of fresh berries on top:
Add some whipped cream:
Delicious!
So, who's coming for breakfast?

16 comments:

Ruhiyyih Rose said...

This post should have came with a warning : don't read when hungry!

Those look devine. I love pancakes too, and crepes and waffles.. and...well any breakfast item, ackshually... :)

Jen said...

Yummy those do look good, though I wouldnt do the fruit and whipped cream, Im a butter and syrup only girl. :)

Wym said...

I have a new obsession with crepes, the fancy pancake. I recomend them!

Missy said...

I WAS doing well with my diet, but you just had to show them didn't you? LOL

Heather said...

Mmmmmmm....pancakes. I love them because they're so easy - I tell everyone to skip the Bisquick! They're just so much better from scratch!

Kriss said...

Sooooo where is that recipe???? :)

Witz End said...

Yummy! I LoVe pancakes! They just feel so homey. The ultimate in comfort food.

Cadance said...

AHHHH...SOOOO...are you gonna post the recipe???? I so love a perfect pancake!! I could eat breakfast food for the rest of my life! I would drag anyone who would go with me to IHOP when I was pregnant! I ♥ Pancakes...come on share the recipe!!! =)

Kari said...

YUM! That made me want to eat one right now! Pancakes for dinner!

Beeeeeeee said...

I'll be there in the morning.

Yum!!!

Omgirl said...

me, me, me! I'm coming for breakfast!

I was so inspired by your stories of blueberry pancakes on our trip as well as that wonderful one you had at Cracker Barrel, that a week later I ordered blueberry pancakes at IHOP. NOT good. So now I'm still craving ones like your grandpa and you make.

tiburon said...

Count me in!!!!!

What time should I be there!

Crap - I would be fine to weigh 300 pounds if I could eat those bad boys every day!

Suzie said...

Those look GOOD!!! I think I gained 5 pounds just looking at it!

Lynita said...

Buying my plane ticket now... guess I need money, DOH! Those sound absolutely amazing, and the pictures do not disappoint!

Tara said...

ME WANT CARBS! I could eat those all day long, and twice on SUnday!

carrie said...

DELICIOUS. :o) I haven't had a pancake in SO long!! They look so good, Christie. (especially with the whipped cream on top...mmmmmm) You're dangerous. I'm very hungry now... ha ha