This post written by the original Ebby.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Why? Because so many breakfast foods are laced with my favorite food: sugar! I'm not saying that eating tons of sugar before 10 a.m. (or anytime, for that matter) is a good thing. It's a very, very bad thing indeed. In theory, anyway. Because really, how can things like coffee cake and waffles and sugar-coated cereal be bad? Or omelets and bacon, for that matter. Seems impossible!
I guess in that respect these could almost be considered a health food, because at least they have fruit! And vegetables! (Okay, maybe counting cornmeal as a vegetable is a stretch?)
At any rate, they made a recent c-c-c-old Saturday morning much more enjoyable. And there were leftovers! My plan was to eat the extras the next morning, but I found myself grabbing one after another throughout the day and eating them out of hand and cold. Still delicious! Between the bite of the cornmeal and the burst of juice from the blueberries, they really hit the spot.
Something else I love about them? I really can't make a plain ol' buttermilk pancake to save my soul, but these turn out perfectly every time. Go figure.
A liberal dousing of syrup is a must. Whipped cream is good too, but I was trying to show restraint, can't you tell? Oh, wait, eating a dozen pancakes in one day isn't really about restraint anyway!
Makes about one dozen
1 1/4 C. buttermilk (or 1 1/4 C. milk + 1 Tbsp. white vinegar)
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 1/2 C. cornmeal
1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2-4 Tbsp. sugar, depending on taste
Warm skillet over medium heat. Combine dry ingredients in bowl. Mix egg with buttermilk and melted butter; add to dry ingredients, stirring well. If the mixture seems too dry, add another tablespoon or two of milk.
Grease your skillet if it's not of the non-stick variety. When it's good and hot, add the batter by quarter-cupfuls. When they are covered with bubbles, flip those babies over for another minute or two. Top with maple syrup and enjoy!