I've been on a bit of a blueberry kick lately and am following my blueberry pie up with some blueberry-filled pancakes. I found myself surfing Williams-Sonoma recipes at work last week and decided I needed to make these filled pancakes. They just looked so cute and tasty! I grabbed the pan at Williams-Sonoma on Saturday and set out to make these on Sunday morning. It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but once I got it down, these were fun to make! They were also just as good as I'd hoped they'd be! I made a full batch of them and stuck most of them in the freezer. Hopefully they'll be good reheated in the oven next weekend!
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 Tbs. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs, separated
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 pint fresh blueberries
Confectioners' sugar for dusting
Maple syrup for serving
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, granulated sugar and salt.
In a small bowl, lightly whisk together the egg yolks and buttermilk. Whisk the yolk mixture into the flour mixture until well combined; the batter will be lumpy.
In another bowl, using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on high speed until stiff but not dry peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the whites into the batter in two additions.
Put 1/2 tsp. butter in each well of a filled-pancake pan. Place over medium heat and heat until the butter begins to bubble. Pour 1 Tbs. batter into each well and cook until the bottoms are golden brown and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes. Put 5 or 6 blueberries in the center of each pancake and top with 1 Tbs. batter. Using 2 wooden skewers, flip the pancakes over and cook until golden and crispy, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining batter and blueberries.
Dust the pancakes with confectioners' sugar and serve warm with maple syrup.
Makes about 40.