- 1 ½ cups plain flour
- 3 tablespoons caster sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
- 1 ⅓ cups buttermilk, room temperature
- 2 large eggs whole eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup blueberries
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 2 large egg whites egg whites, room temperature
- ¼ cup unsalted butter, for greasing the pan
- Maple or Blueberry Syrup
- Fresh Fruit
- Lemon Curd
- In a large mixing bowl add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Fit the cordless hand blender with the whisk attachment. Place the blender into the dry ingredients and turn to speed 1. Mix until combined, about 10 seconds. Turn the mixer off.
- Add the buttermilk, whole eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and lemon zest to the dry ingredients. Place the whisk back into the bowl and turn to speed 2 and mix until the batter is smooth, about 1 minute. Turn the hand blender off, remove and clean the whisk then place them back onto the hand blender.
- In another medium mixing bowl, add the egg whites. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Turn off the hand blender.
- Using a spatula, carefully fold the egg whites into the pancake batter until just combined then the blueberries. Take care not to over mix the batter; there should be some egg white lumps!
- Place the batter in the fridge to rest for 10 minutes. (NOTE: This step is optional, but it will allow the batter time to thicken and the starch in the flour to hydrate which will yield a better finished pancake.) While the batter is resting, pre-heat a cooking surface - either an electric griddle set to 160C, or a large cast iron pan set to medium heat. Add a Tablespoon of butter and let it melt in the pan.
- Using a ¼ cup measurer or small ladle, pour the batter in circles into the pan. Cook until the bottoms are evenly browned and bubbles appear on the surface of the batter, about 3 minutes. Flip the pancakes and continue to cook until until golden brown on the other side, 1.5-2 minutes longer. Remove the finished pancakes from the pan and cook the remaining batter, using more butter as needed to grease the pan.
- Finished pancakes can be kept in a warm oven until ready to serve.