Blueberry buttermilk pancakes with blueberry sauce

I hope you all had a great Easter because I did. We were finally able to take a day off together and in good time too as it was Yuye’s birthday last Thursday.

Time really flies when you’re busy. It feels like just yesterday when Yuye and I started this liquor shop and it’s now been over 2 months already. Everyday I watch the people walk by with their dogs and their  fish and chips, wiping the sweat off their foreheads from the intense heat we’ve had, enjoying their meals under the sun. Now it’s dark, gloomy and raining. It almost feels like it’s mid winter.

It’s also been 3 weeks since I last wrote a post. Shame on me. I can only say I’ll try harder to keep up the writing now that we’re taking days off in turn.

It’s funny how people complain about the heat when it’s hot but miss it as soon as it’s gone…that’s what I’m doing at the moment. Although sometimes it felt unbearable to sleep or work but I really do still prefer the heat over this miserable chill.

Apart from the sunshine, breakfast is the other thing that I really miss. Gone are the days when I can wake up and cook myself something to eat like these delicious blueberry pancakes. Well, technically not gone but work makes me not want to get up earlier than I have to. I’m sure you understand? I’m still trying to adjust my lifestyle so hopefully I can fit in time to make a few meals a week.

But for now, I can only dream about these light and fluffy pancakes.

Note: At the time of making, I couldn’t find my baking powder so decided to use cake flour instead and it worked just fine. I also only put 1 egg into the photo but I actually used 2.

Blueberry and buttermilk pancakes
Yields 12 pancakes


– 2 cups plain flour (or cake flour and omit baking powder)
– 2 large eggs at room temperature
– 2 cups buttermilk
– 1/2 cup caster sugar
– 1.5 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 lemon juice
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 2 tbsp unsalted butter and more for the pan, melted and cooled
– 2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)
– maple syrup for serving


1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl.

2. In another bowl, mix together the buttermilk, milk, butter, lemon juice. vanilla extract and eggs. Whisk until eggs have combined into the mixture.

3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

4. Heat a flat pan or skillet to medium. Grease with melted butter.

5. Pour roughly 1/4 cup of batter slowly into the middle of the pan and smooth out into a round. Drop a few blueberries onto the pancake before it cooks through. Cook pancake for roughly 1-2 minutes or until the surface is bubbly and then flip it over. Cook for further 1-2 minutes. Repeat for remaining batter. (I cheated in this step, I just added the blueberries to my batter in the mixing bowl and scooped the whole lot out…:P) Use up roughly 1.5 cups of blueberries for the pancakes.

6. In a separate pot, heat remaining blueberries (about 1/2 to 1 cup) with 1/4 cup sugar until juicy and heated through. Add a little bit of water if using fresh blueberries.

7. Remember to keep cooked pancakes in a warm place (such as in an oven or cover with a warm damp tea towel. Serve pancakes with blueberry sauce and/or maple syrup.

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12 comments… add one
  • Rosa April 2, 2013, 10:31 pm

    They look terrific! Perfect with that luscious sauce.



  • Amelia April 2, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Hi Jenny, your blueberry pancake certainly look inviting and scrumptious. I love mine with extra blueberry and a cup of coffee. :) Excellent pictures.

    Have a nice week ahead.

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today April 3, 2013, 1:01 am

    I will miss sun tomorow when I’ll land in Berlin. I could use a comforting breakfast like this beautiful pancakes :)

  • Rocky Mountain Woman April 3, 2013, 2:31 am

    oh my, that looks wonderful! I’ll give them a try next time my grandkids are up here…

  • Choc Chip Uru April 3, 2013, 8:48 am

    Haha I’m with you on the heat – no sun came up today and now I am all ‘who needs winter’ 😛
    I guess I’ll have to warm myself up with these pancakes, they look brilliant :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  • john@kitchenriffs April 3, 2013, 9:06 am

    Great looking pancakes! We’re really looking forward to warm weather here – the last month or so we’ve had particularly nasty weather. Good to see you post again, but we all realize how busy you are at the moment. Anyway, good stuff – thanks.

  • yummychunklet April 3, 2013, 1:05 pm

    I love that giant stack! Looks delicious!

  • Bam's Kitchen April 4, 2013, 1:07 am

    Love that sauce on your mile high stack of pancakes. I know sometimes life can be busy so glad your taking a little time for the things you like to do too.

  • msihua April 4, 2013, 9:11 pm

    SO in love with the pictures in this post! You are using the full frame to the best!! xx

  • Erika April 10, 2013, 8:21 am

    Omg!!! 1) YUM. 2) Your photos are SO beautiful! I wish I could style pancakes as well as you!

  • Karen (Back Road Journal) April 12, 2013, 7:50 am

    Now that is a beautiful stack of pancakes. Later in the year, I’ll be able to pick wild blueberries that grow around our apple orchard…they would be so good on your pancakes.

  • Iron Chef Shellie April 24, 2013, 1:32 pm

    OH MY STARS this looks amazing!!! I need to schedule these pancakes into my diary… wants!


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