Fantastic Flapjacks!

Blueberry Semolina Pancakes with Yogurt & Meyer Lemon Zest

A few days ago food blogger and TwitterPal Fresh Tart Steph posted a link to an orange-yogurt pancake recipe. It was a lovely recipe and it got me in the mood for pancakes, or flapjacks, or whatever you feel like calling them today.

I whipped up this recipe this morning, on the fly, and the results were excellent. The semolina flour adds a bit of “cronch” at the edges and the lemon zest and yogurt add a slight tang and a hint of freshness. I think you’ll find this recipe delicious, delightful, and very adaptable. You might try these pancakes with blackberries or white chocolate chips.

Ain’t nuttin’ wrong wit’ flapjacks!

This recipe makes about 20 four-to-five inch pancakes.

You’ll need:

Dry Ingredients:
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup semolina flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Wet Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 large eggs
4 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup full-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon zest, preferably from a Meyer lemon, but regular will do
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking & Serving Ingredients:
melted butter for the skillet
approx one cup of fresh blueberries
real maple syrup, not that Jemima crap
softened butter, if you like

In a large mixing bowl whisk all the dry ingredients together.

In a separate bowl whisk all the wet ingredients together.

Pour the wet ingreds into the dry ingreds and whisk until combined.

Let batter rest for about 20 minutes before cooking.

Over medium-high flame heat a heavy-bottomed saute pan or well-seasoned skillet. Add melted butter, maybe a tablespoon, and swirl to coat the bottom of the pan.

Pour batter in the pan, making whatever size pancakes you prefer. When bubbly holes start to appear, put about five or six blueberries into the pancakes. Cook another minute or so and then flip. Cook the other sides of the pancakes for about three minutes.

Put on a plate and serve with maple syrup and melted butter. These are totally addictive and yummy.

A great way to start the day.

I’m a big fan of Fresh Tart Steph. Check out her blog at freshtart.net. Great pics!

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