For the best breakfast ever, make a batch of sourdough blueberry pancakes with my old recipe. While homemade sourdough pancakes need no improvement, fresh blueberries somehow manage to do the trick.
The light yeasty bread-like quality of sourdough pancakes takes on a bejeweled luster with the addition of real fresh blueberries. The delights of summer will never taste better. Blueberry pancakes make June and July the nicest months out of the year. Enjoy these seasonal, all-star breakfast morsels while you can.
Real Fresh Blueberries Or Bust
Don’t even consider using frozen, canned or dried berries. It would be no small culinary crime to pollute delicate, air fluffed, sourdough pancake batter with blueberry imposters. Only fresh, tender blueberries full of rich sugary juice will do.
Going Wild For Blueberries
As a child, I was fortunate to live near the blueberry shrubbery that graces the sandy banks around the Great Lakes. Hidden along the edge of thick pine banks were fields brimming with edible purple-blue nuggets of edible gold. A blueberry patch discovery could involve a long walk through a lively Northland forest swatting ever-persistent, relentless horseflies that must have some relation to those tsetse flies that make the wildebeests go mad.
No pursuit of real blueberries is in vain. What a sweet reward to stumble upon a bush dotted with tiny ornaments of live fruit. Despite their small size, wild blueberries have a more intense sugary flavor than commercial varieties.
Plain blueberries disappear fast out in the field. It took a trying combination of discipline and restraint to save enough to bring home.
From Wild To Commercial
Now commercially grown fresh blueberries must suffice. The constraints of city life prohibit long lost dreamy walks meandering through acres of woods in pursuit of blueberries.
Every batch of homemade sourdough blueberry pancakes brings the taste a Northland summer back to life. Good food and good times go together. Sourdough blueberry pancakes bring all the good things in life together.