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Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes cover picture

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.

Saturday morning view

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.

  • Charlie Hunnam from England
  • Idris Elba from England. Was the captain in Prometheus
  • Rinko Kikuchi. She is from Japan and is just adorable and tough in this movie
  • Max Martini Woodstock NY. But is also a citizen of Canada and Italy
  • Heather Doerksen from Canada
  • Robert Kazinsky from England
  • Diego Klattenhoff from Canada
  • 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!

    Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes closeup

    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
    2 Eggs

    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.

    Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes Ingredients

    Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes ingredients mixed

    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.

    Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes on griddle 1
    Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes on griddle 2
    Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes on griddle 3
    Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes on griddle 4
    Other pancake recipes you might enjoy:

    Whole Wheat Honey Banana Pecan Pancakes

    Whole Wheat Walnuts Pancakes

    Whole Wheat Blueberry Pancakes

    Chunky Apple And Cardamom Pancakes

    Short-Stack of Strawberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes

    10 thoughts on “Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes and the Pacific Rim Movie

    1. kanzensakura says:

      All of this looks wonderful = pancakes, movie….It is definitely going on my to see list, along with The Wolverine. That one contains one of my favorite actors, Hiroyuki Sanada. Our blueberry bush is hanging full and they are starting to ripen – I think blueberry pancakes for supper one night is a must do.

      1. Bernice says:

        A blueberry bush sounds just wonderful! I don’t know how well it would do in the North. That movie does look interesting. (The Wolverine.) A lot of good movies are coming out which is always a nice little adventure. I love to turn anything into a little adventure. Makes life more interesting. 🙂

        1. kanzensakura says:

          Blueberries grow in Maine which is pretty far north. I imagine there are varieties that would grow in your area. They are effortless and triply reward you.

        2. Bernice says:

          I would love a blueberry bush!! Just as long as the deer or rabbits did not eat them. 🙂

        3. kanzensakura says:

          I have nets over mine. The same nets go over the sour cherry trees when they are producing. it helps a great deal.

        4. Bernice says:

          That is a great idea!

    2. Cindy Green says:

      These look “almost” too good to eat. Beautiful!

      1. Bernice says:

        Thank you! They do present nicely! 🙂

    3. I love how you dropped the blueberries on last, very nice. Can you pass the syrup please?

      1. Bernice says:

        Yes they were good! This batter rose quite a bit so if I made them a bit smaller the blueberries would be more prominent when serving. But they were good and I just remembered I have a few left overs in the freezer. Maybe tomorrow’s breakfast!

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