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                                                                             Blueberry Flapjacks (Updated)

                                                                              Recipe and photography by Bev Davis.

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                                                                                        Posted January 29, 2017

Editor's Note (March 11, 2017):   Added a cornbread variation.


These crusty cornmeal flapjacks (and cornbread) are bursting with flavorful blueberries.  Perfect for breakfast or brunch.  Tastes like a dessert when slathered with butter and drizzled with honey or maple syrup.  Lodge Manufacturing provided the gorgeous cast iron pan I used to make this recipe.  Makes 12 flapjacks or one 9" skillet of cornbread.

Ingredients

1 cup yellow self-rising cornmeal mix

1/4 cup white self-rising cornmeal mix

1/3 cup white self-rising flour

2 tablespoons sugar (optional)

2 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk

1/2 cup yellow cream corn (optional)

1 cup fresh or frozen/thawed blueberries, coarsely mashed

4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided

whole fresh blueberries for garnish

unsalted butter (optional)

maple syrup (optional)


Instructions

In medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients except vegetable oil.  Stir together until pourable. Let batter rest 10 minutes to soften cornmeal.


In a large skillet over low heat, preheat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil until it sizzles.  Stir batter.  Drop 2-1/2 tablespoons of batter into hot skillet.  Spread thin with back of a spoon.  Flapjack will rise slightly while cooking.  Cook over low heat until edges look dry.  Flip.  Cook another 5 to 6 minutes until golden brown.  Texture should be similar to a pancake.   After cooking, place flapjacks on paper towels to drain.  After making 6 flapjacks, turn off heat.  Carefully wipe away crumbs with thick paper towels.  Add remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.  Continue cooking as instructed.  Serve hot.  Slather with butter and drizzle with maple syrup if desired.

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Blueberry Muffins (Variation).  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Place liner in muffin tin.   Fill with batter.  Top with 2-3 blueberries.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until knife inserted in

center comes out clean.  Serve hot.


Skillet (Variation).  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place

4 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a 9" cast iron skillet.  On

top of stove, heat until oil sizzles.  Add batter.  Reduce oven

to 375 degrees.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Serve hot.