June 05, 2010

Grumpy and I don't always agree


Yes, you heard me right.  Oh, wait.  You knew that already didn't you?  ;o)

Before I tell you about these pancakes I have to share with you something I found so amusing but yet cute and really put a smile on my face.  Even though it meant I was not the popular one. 

The other day I had a comment from one of my readers on the post for Shoyu Chicken.  Nan who writes the blog Nan Cooks told me that Grumpy's remark about the dish being "very edible" sent her down memory lane and she had to blog about my blog and her memory.  As soon as I saw the title I got a good chuckle.  Her title "I'd like to meet Grumpy" told me that although I write this blog and I am the cook/baker/photographer, I certainly am not the star of the show here!  LOL.  Oh Grumpy, I can't hold that against you.  However, its just another thing to make his head grow bigger.  I don't know Nan...my grandmother always told me to be careful what you wish for.  ;o) 


Now on to these pancakes....Grumpy and I do not agree here.  While we both think the basic pancake recipe is delicious we do not agree on the BLUEBERRIES.  Of course, BLUEBERRIES are one of my favorite fruits.  Along with strawberries and mangos.  Grumpy's favorite is what?  I'm betting there are some of you out there who could tell me that answer by now!  Well, it definitely is not blueberries for Grumpy.  I guess that just means more for me :o)


Fluffy Pancakes with Blueberries
adapted from allrecipes.com

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk**
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Fresh blueberries

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together in medium sized mixing bowl.  In measuring cup measure milk, add egg and vanilla and whisk together with fork.  Melt butter in microwave for 30 seconds.

Pour milk mixture into flour mixture and whisk until flour is incorporated.  Whisk in butter.  Using 1/4 measure, pour batter onto hot griddle sprayed with cooking spray (or do like I did and use the bacon grease.  I soak a little on a paper towel and rub it on my griddle).  Turn heat to medium low.  Place blueberries on top of pancake and press slightly to sink them into cake.  When top of pancake starts to bubble and dry, flip pancake.  Continue cooking for about 30-60 seconds until pancake is no longer wet inside.  Serve with warmed maple syrup and extra blueberries.

**If I have milk that is starting to go bad - I will not toss it out.  I will save it to make these pancakes or any other baked good that may call for buttermilk or sour milk.  I hate to waste if I don't have to!

31 comments:

  1. I saw a cute bowl the other day at the thrift store it said "Good Morning Grumpy" - do you have that for him? If not, would you want it if it is still there when I go again on Monday?

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  2. LOL. That's funny. That is exactly what I say to him every morning when he comes downstairs! Too cute. I sent you an email. :)

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  3. The pancakes look gorgeous - and I love your ** tip about the milk. I never would have thought to do that :)

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  4. Nothing better than blueberry pancakes.

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  5. I can't even imagine not loving blueberries. The pancakes sound wonderful.

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  6. Oh, you've got me craving pancakes like nothing else now! And topping them with any sort of fresh berries would be the perfect finishing touch.

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  7. I love you, too, Honey B....after all, it is you that "speaks for Grumpy"..he would not be funny without you as translator! Glad you liked my trip down memory lane.

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  8. These look perfect, love how golden the cakes are with these super plump looking blueberries....havent had a good stack in a long time! now you have me wishing for these~

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  9. I am still laughing! Nan is hilarious! Love your pancakes though, I think Grumpy had better behave!!!

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  10. I love these pancakes, I say grumpy is missing out big time! lol

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  11. Love the pancakes, but my mind is actually on your challenge to guess Grumpy's favorite fruit. Based on his reputation, how about the following list: bitter melons, key limes, lemons, sour cherries, cranberries, rhubarb....Am I close?

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  12. lol Barbara...nope...not even close. Keep guessing! LOL

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  13. I'm with ya...I love blueberries. This looks wonderful:)

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  14. I'd have to say that blueberries are my ultimate fruit Shelby so I am taking your side:D

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  15. Great story! Don't let it go to Grumpy's head! :)

    I heart blueberry pancakes... YUM!

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  16. I love blueberry pancakes. These look wonderful. Too bad blueberries stand out so much, otherwise you could sneak it in and Grumpy might love it without knowing it.

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  17. I'm siding with you on this one. Blueberries pancakes are the best. Sorry Grumpy...LOL

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  18. I'm a HUGE fan of fresh blueberries in pancakes--those just look mouthwatering!

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  19. Oh wow we love blueberry pancakes in our house. These look amazing.

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  20. My hubs is not a huge of of berries too. He'd rather just have it plain with maple syrup.

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  21. Blueberry Pancakes are my absolute favorite, YUM!

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  22. Blueberry Pancakes are my absolute favorite, YUM!

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  23. I love blueberry pancakes - these look great! You and Grumpy agree on fruit about how me and my "Grumpy" do!

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  24. You did such an amazing job with these pancakes. my favorite pancakes are banana pancakes mmmmmmmm mmmmm mmmmm

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  25. Wow... these look amazing!! I am in love, lol :P

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  26. Lovely pancakes! I'll take them, with our without the blueberries!

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  27. Would you believe I just happen to have about a cup of fresh blueberries and a quart of milk that is just on the verge of going bad? Now I know exactly what I need to do with both of them!

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  28. Lovely pancakes! And I am with you on the blueberries :)

    I'm having fun making an NYC list for you! Will have it to you soon. xo

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  29. Lovely pancakes they look so pretty, somehow every single time I tried to make pancakes they came out looking like a disaster. Blueberries are my favorite with pancakes and bananas. And "my" grumpy loves sweet so much that if I sprinkle sugar on a brick he might eat it. LOL

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  30. I'm with you Shelby....blueberries all the itme, anytime. I had breakfast for dinner last week with buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and this week blueberry waffles. Your pictures are amazing! I could taste that pancake right off the page....wish I could anyway!

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  31. I don't really care for blueberries IN the pancake batter, but I love them on top. Love all your "stories" about Grumpy.

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