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blueberry pancakes!?

devicesdevices Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Hi guys,

I'm looking to fix up some blueberry pancakes for my brother and I this weekend. I was wondering though, how would I go about using regular pancake mix with fresh blueberries? Should I cut the blueberries in half? Or maybe just leave them whole? Also, how much more difficult would it be to just make up the batter?

Thanks in advance!

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    amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    devices wrote: »
    Hi guys,

    I'm looking to fix up some blueberry pancakes for my brother and I this weekend. I was wondering though, how would I go about using regular pancake mix with fresh blueberries? Should I cut the blueberries in half? Or maybe just leave them whole? Also, how much more difficult would it be to just make up the batter?

    Thanks in advance!

    You can just toss em in with the batter mix, you just might have to make them a little bit thicker, that's all.

    I do it all the time with regular mix.

    Making up the batter from scratch isn't hard, but it's a lot cheaper and easier just to buy a box of pancake mix.

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    QuothQuoth the Raven Miami, FL FOR REALRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    You can either toss them in the batter or just sprinkle them on top after you pour the pancake in the pan/griddle/whatever. Unless you have monstrously huge blueberries, you shouldn't need to cut them.

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    whuppinswhuppins Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yeah, make it easy on yourself. Wash 'em, then dump 'em straight into the bowl that you're mixing your batter in. They'll come out just fine.

    Try to get them evenly mixed in throughout the batter before you start pouring, and don't use too many -- you'll end up with solid clumps of blueberry mush that'll hurt the structural integrity of your cakes. You're also not likely to enjoy the overpowering blueberry flavor. For a batch of batter that'll make 4 large cakes, I'd only go with a couple handfuls of blueberries at most.

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    LocusLocus Trust Me The seaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Not sure if this will work for blueberries, but when I make banana pancakes I actually smash the banana until it's a paste and mix it in with the batter. This evenly distributes the fruit flavor and prevents any one bite from being overpowered with flavor.

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    You can do either way. Mixing them in the batter, though, will produce worse LOOKING pancakes. This is because the berries, no matter how gentle you are, are sure to bleed or bust while mixing. This will make a large portion of the batter purplish. Pressing them in allows you to make sure they do not burst are there is a uniform amount of berries in each.

    But it really doesn't matter aside from appearance.

    Also, do not cut them. This will just mkake the batter even more purple. haha.

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    meatflowermeatflower Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    If you mix them in with the batter your pancakes will be blue. If that bothers you for some odd reason, or you don't want them to be all blue do the following:

    Drop a portion of batter on to your griddle
    Just before it's time to flip em, drop some blueberries on top. Push them in a little.
    Flip
    Cook until done

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    GdiguyGdiguy San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    If you mix them in at the end, and do more of a fold than a mix (gently mix?) then you shouldn't burst tooo many of them (unless they're already mushy)... but definitely don't cut them unless your goal is blue pancakes

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    devicesdevices Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    thanks everyone! i think this case is closed :)

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    tsmvengytsmvengy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Quoth wrote: »
    You can either toss them in the batter or just sprinkle them on top after you pour the pancake in the pan/griddle/whatever. Unless you have monstrously huge blueberries, you shouldn't need to cut them.

    This way. Are they wild or cultivated blueberries?

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