Friday, July 29, 2011

Blueberry-Walnut Pancakes-Asheville Bed and Breakfast most requested breakfast recipe

One of my guests once stated the obvious to me and it stuck!  As you might surmise, it was a gentleman guest.  He was commending our breakfast in very flowerry terms while stating that as a "frequent bed and breakfast stayer" he was amazed that sometimes breakfast is not the highlight of the stay but he had no problem at all believing that our Blueberry Walnut Pancakes-Asheville Bed and Breakfast most requested breakfast. 

Recently, we had a wedding and our bride chose this for her first breakfast as a married woman.  This pancake recipe is for you Amy:

1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. of salt
2 T. sugar
1 extra large egg
1 1/4 cups of buttermilk
3 T. vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla

Stir together the first 5 ingredients in a bowl.  Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture.  Beat together egg, buttermilk, oil and vanilla.  Pour into well.  Mix only until blended.  Too much mixing will entirely alter the pancake texture in a displeasing way making them tough.

Place 1/4 cup batter onto a heated griddle.  I use oil to grease griddle.  Place blueberrie/ and walnuts on each pancake just before the bubbles start.  Allow a few more bubbles to occur and flip.Griddle other side.
Serve with butter and warmed pure maple syrup or honey.  

Yields:  9- 4" pancakes


This is my Nana's basic recipe and nearly any permutation you can think of re: fruit, nuts, sweet potato can be adapted to it.  She was a gift and this recipe is too.

Patti and Gary Wiles Innkeepers At Cumberland Falls Bed and Breakfast Inn Your Asheville Bed and Breakfast

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