Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rachael Ray's Berry Pancakes

Serves 4
Prep Time: 15 mins (plus rising)
Cook Time: 20 mins


1/2 cup lukewarm water 
One 1/4 ounce package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups milk
2 large eggs, at room temp
1 cup raspberries, plus more for garnish
1 pint blueberries


1. In a glass measuring cup, combine the warm water, yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar; let stand until foamy, about 5 mins.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and the salt. In a medium bowl, melt the butter in the microwave. Stir in the milk and microwave for 30 seconds, more. Stir the milk mixture and the yeast mixture into the dry ingredients until almost smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temp until doubled in size, about 45 mins.

3. Beat the eggs, then mix into the batter. In a small saucepan, warm the maple syrup over low heat. Add the raspberries and mash with a fork.

4. Heat a griddle or skillet over medium heat. Spoon 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the griddle. Sprinkle a few blueberries onto each pancake and cook until bubbles appears on the surface, 1 to 1 1/2 mins. Flip and cook until springy to the touch, about 30 seconds more. Repeat with the remaining batter and blueberries. Serve with the raspberry syrup.

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