I always loved to have pancakes for breakfast when I was growing up. Mom was a great mother, who always seemed to have a hot breakfast before school. I am still not sure how she did that while trying to get 8 children and 1 husband off to school and work, but she did, I still think she might be Wonder Woman. After I moved out they planted blackberry bushes. These bushes are amazing! They grow so many blackberries each year that my family gives them away by the bucketful. This also gave my Mom a good excuse to come up with recipes to use all of these blackberry that started taking over their freezer. One of my favorites is Blackberry Syrup, to go with my favorite breakfast of pancakes.
I am sure that you could also replace the blackberries with raspberries, and sometimes I do half black/half raspberry. Either way, it is de-lish!
1 1/2 C. Blackberries (fresh or frozen)
2 C. water
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 C. sugar
In a saucepan, add blackberries, 1 1/2 C. water, and sugar. Take the remaining 1/2 water in a small bowl (I just use the 1 C. measuring cup that I have already used) and add the cornstarch.** Mix the two together with a fork until nice and smooth. When the water in the saucepan starts to boil, add the cornstarch mixture to thicken the syrup. Let it boil for about 1 minute, or until it becomes as think as you like.
Spoon hot syrup over pancakes and enjoy! Store extra syrup in a glass mason jar or airtight container in refrigerator.
**Whenever you are mixing water and cornstarch use cold water. The cornstarch with mix together without any lumps. If you use warm/hot water you will not be able to get the lumps out very easily. And no one wants to eat a chunk of cornstarch!
The pancake recipe I got from Heather, and my family loves it. I make them with half white flour, half fresh ground wheat flour.
2 C. Flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C. milk
2 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp Vinegar
Mix the first four ingredients together. Add the milk, eggs, oil, and vinegar. Heat pan to a medium heat. Pour about 1/2 C. pancake mixture into pan. Flip pancake when the bubbles have popped.
Top with blackberry syrup and eat a little bite of heaven!
P.S. It is okay if you lick the plate clean afterwards, there are people (not naming any names) that do that in my house.