I’m so Blue-hoo-hoo-blue-hoo-hoo…
I love that song from Veggie Tales Madame Blueberry and it is a good thing, too. My kids love that movie. Remember George Carlin’s thing on why there wasn’t any blue food? Well he would have to take that back..Blue corn meal is blue, there is just no way around it.
It isn’t at all difficult to find around here. If you are having trouble finding it try ordering it on Amazon at least once. I think there really is a difference in flavor. I think blue cornmeal is sweeter than the yellow or the white variety.
I was paging through my Mesa Grill cookbook and happened to notice the blueberry blue cornmeal pancakes in the back. I am always looking for something a little different to make for breakfast and this seemed like a perfect solution to one more day of pancakes in all of their glory.
By the way…if you don’t have the Mesa Grill cookbook – get it. Go on over to Amazon right now. I love that cookbook and I am constantly using it for inspiration.
Don’t get me wrong, we love pancakes. You can’t beat them for filling up a couple of teen age boys with stomachs that extend down through their legs somehow. I know that I have never seen THAT graph in health class but I am sure it is so. I have one that can eat 14 or more 8″ whole grain pancakes at one sitting. You try filling him up sometime. And, go figure, he is 5 ‘ 11″ and battling to get up over 125 lbs.
I served them with honey butter and maple syrup. I liked the honey butter on them but the kids just don’t think a pancake is quite right without syrup. The flavor of these is sweet and nutty, with the slight grittiness you would expect from good cornmeal.
I added lemon zest after I had tasted and decided it needed a little bit of something. So..no lemon in the picture. Just in the pancakes. I used goat milk because we raise dairy goats. You use whatever kind of milk you like. Probably not zebra milk though..not sure on that one…
All righty then….Here is an action shot -
One thing I got used to using when we had the tea room was the graduated scoops. It makes it so easy to make uniform cookies, pancakes, and everything. Just be sure not to get cheap ones… they break really easy. A restaurant supply shop is the best, and possibly most inexpensive place to get them.
here it is..the most crucial moment….shhhhh….the flip.
Perfect. It’s all in the wrist.
And of course…when all was said and done…These flapjacks made the cut. Look!
These were really that good. So…I bet you are all drooly and ready for the recipe now, right?
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