Let's start with a basic breakfast .
Pancake , fluffy , blueberry pancakes .
And it all starts with the dry ingredients .
I sift my dry ingredients together starting with two cups of all purpose flour .
I add just a little bit of sugar .
Only a quarter cup .
The sweetness in breakfast pancakes comes from what you put on top .
Let's talk maple syrup .
Two teaspoons of baking powder .
Half a teaspoon of baking soda and just a pinch of salt .
I'll just sift this all together .
And the next step is to mix your wet ingredients .
I do love using buttermilk in my pancakes .
One in three quarters of a cup .
It reacts with your leavening ingredients to make them nice and fluffy .
And it adds a beautiful flavor .
If you don't have butter milk , don't worry , you can still make your pancakes for breakfast .
Just take the same measurement of milk , add a tablespoon and a half of lemon juice and that will accomplish the same thing .
Just give it a quick stir before you add your other ingredients .
A quarter cup of vegetable oil , two eggs .
And when I'm making blueberry pancakes , I like to put in a little lemon zest is one of the things that's great about a fluffy pancake recipe .
Like this is you have minimal dishes .
So , to start your morning off , right , you just make a cup of coffee , start making pancakes and they're done before .
You know it .
When you're mixing your wet ingredients into your dry , it's important not to over mix .
Don't use electric beaters or a mixer .
Just whisk it by hand and you do actually want to see a few lumps that way .
You know , you'll have tender fluffy light pancakes there .
And that's exactly what I mean .
It's generally smooth , but you can actually see a few lumps .
I've got a non stick pan that I'm preheating just above medium .
Now , as a general rule , the first pancake you make is kind of your test pancake .
You got to figure out the right temperature for the pan , but always consider that first pancake , the chef's privilege .
It has no calories and you simply make it disappear by eating it .
Even though I'm using a nonstick pan .
I like to grease the pan lightly with butter more for the flavor .
And the nice even browning you get drop a little full of batter .
I think I can fit three pancakes into this pan .
And this is the point where I add my fresh blueberries .
I drop them in the top of the pancake .
That way I can evenly distribute them and everybody gets the same amount of blueberries in their pancakes .
Because if you were to stir them into the batter , some would float to the top , some would sink to the bottom and you could end up with a pancake with one blueberry , a pancake with 12 blueberries .
Well , that's not fair .
And if blueberry pancakes aren't your thing , you could do the same step with chocolate chips with sliced banana , with raspberries .
Whatever you choose , I find when I cook pancakes that they cook about 3 to 4 minutes on the first side and then when you flip them over , they only take about two minutes more .
You can tell when it's time to flip because you'll see the batter on the outside edge lose its shine that way .
You know , it's cooking from underneath .
Now it's time to flip my pancakes .
I can really smell that lemon and you can see how the blueberry is cooking through just perfectly .
And this is about the time when all the sleepy heads upstairs smell the pancakes and start trickling downstairs for breakfast .
Go another touch of butter .
I think like so many people pancakes for me were a weekend treat .
You knew it was Saturday when you could smell pancakes being made .
If you're making these on the weekend and you have a few extra left , just keep them in the fridge .
And then when it comes to Monday morning , when you're in a hurry , just take them out of the fridge , pop them in the toaster for a few seconds and you've got a quick breakfast on the go there .
This is gonna be my stack hot off the griddle and of course you can't have a breakfast pancake without maple syrup .
Um What a treat .
Oh , they're so tender and warm .
Got all those blueberries in there .
So here it is a great classic breakfast pancake .