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blueberry syrup, speaking of pancakes

post #1 of 14
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Speaking of pancakes, as one of the posts was doing, made me hungry.
I like the idea of blueberry pancakes, but the blueberries, if fresh, always are tasteless (i only have access to the commercial ones) as well as incredibly expensive, but if frozen, they make your pancakes a terrible grey. In either case, they stick to the pan and burn black polka dots on the surface of the griddle.

But what i REALLY like is blueberry syrup. And then you donl;t even notice there are no blueberries in the pancakes. I usually make it while cooking the pancakes.

I do it all by eye - put about equal parts of sugar and water in a small pot. Bring to the boil and let it boil till the bubbles start to get a little thick. Turn off the gas and pour a bunch of frozen blueberries in, enough to sort of mound up a little over the level of the syrup. The cold blueberries cool the syrup, the syrup defrosts the blueberries. Stir a little. They will be perfectly cold and defrosted when you;re ready to put on top of the pancakes. A tiny bit of grated nutmeg really enhances the blueberry taste. But go lightly with it, it shouldn;t be detectable, just delectable.
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post #2 of 14
let's see, I have sugar-water-frozen blueberrys. I think today, I'll do this. I actually have 4 bags of blueberry's that are frozen as I got 'em on sale.

there's a place where blueberry pancakes are pretty good.
daddypops in hatboro pa.

also, I had them in seattle at the 5 spot.

but having them in harrisonburg va they were crazy good.

I am not even that fond of blueberry's or I didn't think I was.
but the blueberry pie at [again] harrisonburg va golden corral, is INSANE
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post #3 of 14
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Hi Luvpie,
The frozen blueberries i can find are simply frozen whole, no water or syrup in them. I think you might need to defrost yours and boil down the juice with the sugar. Otherwise the liquid in the blueberries will make the syrup more like juice. Or perhaps, make a very very dense sugar syrup, more sugar and less water, boil it down a lot, and then add your juicy blueberries.
I didnlt realize all blueberries were not just frozen whole with no added liquid.
hope you enjoy it.
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post #4 of 14
Hey backatcha:)

my 4 bags are frozen whe blueberrys, no liquid no sugar no nothing ceptin blueberrys : I think they'll do well
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post #5 of 14
Just wanted to tell you that I've been making a variation of your blueberry syrup for a couple of months now. My family loves it! My 16 year old daughter refuses to eat pancakes or french toast without it now. Thank you!
post #6 of 14
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Why, thanks, Allie. I am always happy when people enjoy my recipes. Always nice to get feedback.
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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post #7 of 14
funny how today I'm watching America's test kitchen and they're making blueberry muffins...................they made their own jam fresh with only blueberrys and sugar. I'm trying your method and I'll be doing that today, nothing like fresh blueberry "anything".............
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post #8 of 14
well Allie, what's your variation of Siduri's? mind sharing that one too, what the heck, I'm on a roll:bounce:
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post #9 of 14
Well, I put a cup of water and a cup sugar, then cook it down until it starts reducing. Then I add the berries (either fresh or frozen, whatever is on hand) and cook a bit more until they start popping and then puree with the immersion blender. We use it a tablespoon or so at the time and I reheat it every time since my family loves it warm. It gets thicker each time I reheat.
post #10 of 14
mighty kind of ya, thanks much...............that's certainly easy enough.
since I have my son and his baby's here, today, it's waffles and blueberry syrup WHICH I'LL GET TO MAKING RIGHT NOW.................................

I'm posting my corn/gala apple muffins recipe on the recipe section, they're duh.bomb:bounce:
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post #11 of 14
I forgot to add that I put in a sprinkle of cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg!
post #12 of 14
I did it. I think it's a very nice change from regular syrup.
It's now in a little ball jar. It got quite thick so now we're
calling it jam :)
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post #13 of 14
Siduri - what time is breakfast with pancakes and blueberry syrup at your place? Looking for an invite because that sounds so good....would you put some french vanilla icecream on mine please? :D
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post #14 of 14
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Pretty expensive brunch, i'm afraid, since you'll have to take a flight over to Italy, but if you can make it, show up sunday morning around 10, but there will be no french vanilla ice cream. One because for me ice cream is only chocolate. I might take coffee if there is chocolate sauce on it, but neither goes well with blueberry syrup. Two because french vanilla ice cream is an american thing, and most italian ice cream that would look like vanilla is called "crema" meaning "pastry cream" and is flavored with lemon (sorry, but yuck). Hard to find actual vanilla.
You'll have to take the pancakes plain with the blueberry. But in compensation i found a source for real polish bacon imported from poland, that is so absolutely amazing...
"Siduri said, 'Gilgamesh, where are you roaming? You will never find the eternal life that you seek...Savour your food, make each of your days a delight, ... let music and dancing fill your house, love the child who holds you by the hand and give your wife pleasure in your embrace.'"
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