So, this recipe is a riff on a Dutch Baby pancakes. But my house has more frozen blueberries than apples right now, and blueberry season isn’t *that* far away, so here’s where we find ourselves. These blueberries came from my friend Sarah’s parents’ farm. They’re so good that I got a flat of them and froze 9 of the 12 pints last year. This is a perfect use for them. I mean, everything I’ve used them for was a perfect use for them. In semi-related news, I am the only one in the Casa di Swears who likes blueberries, so I don’t even have to share. Nomnomnom. But this feels a little more special than the spinach and blueberry smoothies that they usually go in. Which I love – don’t get me wrong. But you know how some mornings you just need something a little special, but not too labour intensive? This is it. I’m not going to judge you on how many mornings you need this. Life is short, quarantine is hard, days are unpredictable. Eat it every day. I feel like that’s not unreasonable.
I used a round Pyrex dish because it felt more pancake-y to me. But use square if you want and eat this as a snack. It’s quite similar to a blueberry cobbler, too, so you could pass it off as dessert. I support that. And blueberries are totally full of antioxidants. You can be very virtuous as you fall face-first into this, whatever time of day it happens to be.
To the method!
Get all y’all’s blueberries out of the freezer and put them in a buttered baking dish.
Mix up a half-recipe of pancakes. I must say, I cheated and used Bisquik today. So the recipe I used was 1 cup of mix, 1/2 cup of milk, 1 egg, and a capful of vanilla.
Pour the mix over the frozen blueberries and bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
Let it cool a bit and then cut a piece. Or, yaknow, just dig into the dish. Caution: You know how when you order fajitas, it comes sizzling over to your table, but your server always tells you the pan is hot anyway? This is like that. Even though you know you just took it out of the oven, Don’t burn yourselves in your excitement to get it into your belly. Ask me why I felt the need to put this caution in here. G’won, ask…
If you’re eating it warm, pour over some maple syrup. If you’re eating it at room temperature, have it with whipped cream.