Thursday, September 26, 2013

Blueberry and yogurt pancakes

By now you already know that I love pancakes. One of the reasons they appeal to me so much is the endless variations you can do with them. So, here's another way to savor pancakes: substitute milk or cream with yogurt.
Trust me, the result won't disappoint: fluffy, very tender and delicious pancakes! Serve them with fruits like blueberries and you'll have a great combination of sweet dough and slightly sour fruits.

So this is what you need for 2 servings:
  • 115 g flour
  • tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • dash of salt
  • 1 egg (white and yolk separated)
  • 170 g Greek yogurt (or regular yogurt)
  • 15 g melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100 g blueberries

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and sift then add the sugar. 
Mix the egg yolk, yogurt, butter, lemon zest and vanilla essence until well combined. Add a drop of lemon juice to the egg white and mix until soft peaks form. Make a well in the center of  the flour mixture, add the yogurt and mix until well combined, now add the egg white in batches folding it to the mixture.

Heat your pan, pour some batter on the hot pan then start dropping some blueberries over the dough, this way you can distribute them evenly into the pancake, the dough will rise and cover most of the fruit, and when you flip it, the berrries will cook slightly, and some of its juice will mix with the dough, this is how I like it!

Have them with some whipped cream, more blueberries and maple syrup! And this is what I call a great start of the day!