Friday ended with a thunderstorm raging through Saturday morning. The morning had sporadic downpours and was a bit dreary. We had plans to go play disc golf but that was not possible since Ellicott Creek course would be under water and the threatening storms made staying inside a good idea. So what to do besides getting caught up on laundry? Well I had some buttermilk and blueberries left over so I made Blueberry Buttermilk pancakes. They came out really good. I never made pancakes with buttermilk before and the batter was creamy. Plus I warmed them over this morning for breakfast and they were great! If you don’t want to make them with blueberries you could make them with any fruit. Or make them plain and make your own fruit sauce as a topping.
In the afternoon Greg and I decided to go see the movie Pacific Rim which was excellent. If you like sci-fi and action movies – Pacific Rim is for you! Did anyone get to see the movie yet? It reminded me a bit of the Godzilla movies I watched as a kid. Then there was an element of Star Trek and those who are familiar with the vulcans will know what I mean if you watch the movie. Then there were some elements of Aliens in that you are fighting a really bad alien and The Matrix. But all in all, Pacific Rim held its own as a film and I would definitely go back to see it again at the theatre.
Plus a wonderful line-up of actors from several countries.
Below are a few videos Greg found about the movie and behind the scene shots. The movie was especially physical for the actors. One wrong move and someone could get seriously injured! If you have not seen the movie yet the first video is a trailer. I am still amazed how they film these movies in small clips and then bring it all together.
Now on to the cooking!
This recipe was adapted from Food TV.
Sift together the following ingredients:
2 cups Flour
¼ cup Sugar
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Soda
2 ¼ tsp Baking Powder
Beat together the following ingredients:
2 cups Buttermilk
1 cup Blueberries or other fruit
Mix together the dry and wet ingredients. Do not over mix or the pancakes can be flat. Mine did come out fluffy but they flatten a bit in the oven while keeping them warm for the pictures.
Preheat the griddle on medium heat and the oven to its warm setting. Make sure the grill is hot. If a drop of water or pancake batter sizzles the grill is ready. Pour batter onto the griddle and add about 8 blueberries to each pancake. Cook about 3-minutes or until the bubbles start to pop. Then turn over and cook for about another minute. Place in oven to keep them warm.