I was craving pancakes for breakfast yesterday and a quick peek in the pantry showed that I had all the ingredients to make pancakes from scratch. Powdered buttermilk is a lifesaver - I don't have run to the store every time I need half a cup of it for some recipe and then leave the rest of the carton to languish at the back on the fridge only to pour it into the sink weeks later. I have heard that buttermilk keeps well in the freezer - have any of you tried it? Does it work?
I carefully measured all ingredients and made the batter. As I waited for the cast iron skillet to heat up I realized that I did not have any maple syrup for the pancakes. What I did have was a few pints of Jersey blueberries that were destined to be blueberry and ginger jam. I placed some blueberries, sugar, lemon juice and some of its zest in a pot, bring it all to a gentle simmer until the mixture started to thicken a bit. The leftovers will keep well in the fridge for at least a week. Try swirling some in your daily oatmeal breakfast or pour it over some cool and creamy vanilla ice cream - you'd love it :)
Quick Blueberry Sauce
2 1/2 cups fresh/ frozen blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup water
1/2 tb fresh lemon juice
Combine all ingredients and bring to a gentle simmer until thick for around 10 minutes.
Cool and refrigerate leftovers. Try swirling some leftovers in oatmeal porridge or pour over ice cream .