Friday, June 17, 2011
The best part about this particular food store was the BERRIES! Blackberries were 99 cents, and Raspberries, $1.29. This is way cheaper than I can find in any of my local Star Market/Shaws. So, we bought a bunch and I got started making recipes.
As you may have noticed, this weekend was also spent (finally, I know), updating my recipe and category indices. And while doing that, I noticed that brunch recipes were in need of some major catching up. Well, be prepared because over the next few weeks I am going to have some truly BRILLIANT brunch recipes for you. We'll start, with this one.
2 cups buttermilk (or 2 cups milk and 2 tablespoons white vinegar)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup blackberries (sliced in half, or chopped)
Combine the milk and vinegar. Set aside for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, beat the eggs together. Then, add milk-vinegar mixture, and baking soda. Mix well. Then, sift together the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Stir in the blackberries. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons of batter onto a greased, hot skillet. When the edges are dry and the the batter is filled with bubbles, turn the pancakes. Let cook an additional 30 seconds to a minute. Then remove. Repeat until all batter has been cooked. Serve with blackberry maple syrup or butter.
When I make red velvet cupcakes, it often calls for buttermilk, but recipes often say you can use milk + white vinegar and let it sit a few minutes. You can do the same thing here, and I thought they tasted great. That vinegar gives a similar taste to the buttermilk, and you won't break the bank buying it. Especially since I always have skim milk and white vinegar in the house (though not usually together!!).
One more thing, the original recipe calls for a lot of butter to be added into the batter. I'm sure that tastes great, but we don't really notice the difference without it. So, I left it out (not only healthy, but also way cheaper!).
I hope this is the perfect way to start your weekend!
Until the next time my oven is on...
Welcome! I'm Dani (aka the Growing Foodie), just a girl balancing her career and passion for all things edible in NYC. I hope you'll join me in my adventures in life, through food. (Click for More)
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