Buttermilk and Lemon Scented Pancakes with Warm Blueberry Syrup

Food Network – Emeril Lagasse, 2000

For a lemon lover like myself, this is the perfect pancake.  I also revamped the recipe some by using all whole-wheat flour with a bit of extra baking powder for fluff and adding blueberries to each pancake while being cooked. (Good with maple syrup, even.)  Mmmmm!


  • 1 pint fresh blueberries, stemmed and hulled
  • 2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest, finely chopped
  • 1/2 stick butter, cut into 10 equal slices
  • Shaker confectioners’ sugar


In a nonreactive saucepan, over medium heat, combine the blueberries and corn syrup. Bring to a boil and cook for a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and with a hand potato masher, mash the berries. Keep warm.

In a small mixing bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the buttermilk, egg, and butter until fully incorporated. Add the sifted ingredients to the milk mixture and whisk until it is slightly smooth, but still has some lumps. Fold in the lemon zest and allow the batter to sit for a couple of minutes. Lightly grease a griddle over medium heat. Cooking in batches, pour 1/4 cup of the batter onto the hot griddle for each pancake. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes or until the batter bubbles and is golden brown, flip over and continue to cook until golden brown. Repeat the above process with the remaining batter. Stack the pancakes on each serving plate. Place a pat of butter between each layer. Drizzle the pancakes with the syrup and garnish with the confectioners’ sugar.


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