Buying berries is always like playing at the casino, you have no idea of whether you will win or loose till you play. I always buy berries hoping they will be sweet, but more often I end up with tart ones. We bought a pint of blueberries this week at the farmer's market. They were rather tart and they would just sit pretty on the kitchen counter top. So I made a blueberry compote by cooking the blueberries in some water and sugar. I used this compote instead of syrup with pancakes. The result was spectacular! Even my mom who is not fond of eating anything sweet for breakfast loved it!
Blueberries - 1 pint
Sugar - 2 tbsp (add more or less depending on the tartness of the berries and your taste)
Lemon juice - 1 tsp
Water - enough to submerge the berries
Add blueberries in a pan, add enough water to just submerge the berries and sugar.
Cook till the berries begin to burst and the sugar dissolves and the sauce thickens slightly.
When slightly cooled add lemon juice.
I love the color and taste of this compote.
*It's a quick fix compote. I did not want it too watery or too sweet, so I added the blueberries to the pan, then added water and sugar. Traditionally compote is fruit cooked in sugar syrup.
Organic all purpose flour - 3/4 cup
Semolina or sooji - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
Oil / *butter - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt -1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
*Butter - for toasting the pancakes
Add all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
Mix all the wet ingredients together and add to the dry ingredients.
Let the batter sit for 5 minutes.
Heat your skillet while the batter rests.
Pour 1/3 cup of batter on a skillet and add some butter around it.
When it toasts on one side, add a little butter and toast the other side.
Serve with the blueberry compote and some sprinkled powdered sugar.
*I add oil in the pancake batter but I prefer toasting with butter. Feel free to do whatever suits your taste and calorific needs ;)