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Spelt Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

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Song Of The Baker

Spelt Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

It is blueberry season in the Fraser Valley of Vancouver and we get these blue beauties by the flat at least a few times a month.  In August we get the large variety that are about almost an inch and a half in diameter.

I made some spelt pancakes which have now completely replaced the original all purpose flour pancakes in my home.  The all purpose ones always made me feel grossly full and unhealthy. 

Blueberry compote made with some lemon zest, lemon juice, pinch of Mexican cinnamon, blueberries and brown sugar.

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dabrownman

to get inch and half blueberries if they didn'l taste like my apprentice's kisses or smell like her breath!  Never even seen blueberries that big in Seattle!   Nice breakfast and you give new life to dead compotes of all stripes.

Happy pancake grilling.  They look scrumptious

 

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Song Of The Baker

You didn't see them that big in Seattle because Seattle is not the Fraser Valley of BC :)

Nice dinner you mean...we sometimes get a craving for breakfast food at dinner time.  Also, I worked like a dog today and had no energy to make any other dinner.

John

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Janetcook

My daughter would love to eat at your table!   The blueberries have been really good here this year too and I have made a lot of bread with them as the fruit….spelt works great with them in breads too :)

Love your photos.

Take Care,

Janet

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Song Of The Baker

Thanks Janet.  Yes, I have noticed the spelt goes well with blueberries and also apple.

Happy baking.

John

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Janetcook

You hit it right on the head.  THIS is the recipe I found that uses all 3 though I use apples instead of applesauce and adds chia seeds *- )

Janet

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Song Of The Baker

Perfect!  Thanks for that link.

John

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Syd

Awesome!  That looks delicious.  Nice photography, too.

Syd

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Song Of The Baker

Thanks Syd.  It was.  I guess it had to be, it was my dinner.  Either that or go hungry!

Take care.

John

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evonlim

hello John, you really know how to put those blueberries in good use and savoring them with .. not ordinary pancakes but homemade spelt pancakes.. mmmm yummy. good ingredients in the blueberry compote.. mexican cinnamon, i sprinkle this on my coffee! i made blueberry compote with aged balsamic, clove, lemon and brown sugar. eat it with home made greek yogurt. 

thank you for sharing :) and teasing us with those beautiful close up pictures

cheers n enjoy

evon

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Song Of The Baker

Thank you Evon.  Yes, balsamic works great with blueberry.  Sounds like you know your food.  Thank you for your comments.

Happy baking!

John

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Floydm

Those look great, John.  

Ourselves, we've had blueberry pancakes three times this week.  Tis the season.

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Song Of The Baker

Floyd.  Thank you, they taste so much better than regular pancakes.

I don't know where you get your blueberries, but a drive out to Surrey/Langley is worth it.  Many great farms out this way that sell super cheap.  Got mine for $1.15per Lb.

Hope your first summer here is proving to be a nice one for you and your family.

John

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dmsnyder

David

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Song Of The Baker

You betcha David.  It was :)  Also, they do refrigerate very well. 

John

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isand66

Those look amazing John.  I will grave to give them a go soon.  Nice photography too.

Cheers

Ian

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isand66

Hey can you post or send me your recipes when you have a chance?  I have to start eating healthy again after my last meal on vacation!

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Song Of The Baker

Ian.  More than happy to share.  I know how it feels to come back from vacation, eating horrible.  The worst for me are road trips...usually fast food drive-thru's are the option of choice..and can't wait to get back home to eat better.

Here's the link.  Just don't go with your comments and compensate with extra butter and syrup and you should be on the road to healthy again :)

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/31794/spelt-flour-buttermilk-pancakes-carmelized-apples

John

 

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isand66

Gracias Señor!

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Mebake

Lovely, John! it is the season for dates here ... plent and plenty of ripe dates.. :)

 

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Song Of The Baker

Nice!  I use dates to sweeten foods naturally instead of sugar sometimes.  Example in my oatmeal.  I mash up dates with a little bit of water to make a smooth paste.  I then put this in the hot oatmeal.

You can ask me out on a date anytime!

John

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annie the chef

Mmmm .... that is delicious, John! I'm looking forward to our summer now.

Annie

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Song Of The Baker

Thank you Annie.  These pancakes are great any time of year.  Just change the compote to suit what ever is in season.  Or just use maple syrup and be boring ...but yummy :)

John

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annie the chef

You are lucky to live in the land of maple syrup. I never have enough of it especially with crepes and pancakes.

Have you ever made any sourdough with maple syrup in the past? I couldn't help it but to think whether it should go into sourdough :D)

Annie

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Song Of The Baker

Hi Annie.  One would think that Canadians are lucky to live in a country that produces so much maple syrup, however, it is still very expensive to get the quality syrup.  I often get Aunt Jamima fake maple syrup just to save a few $$.  It's sad.

I have never used it in bread but I can imagine it would be an interesting addition to breads that have some sweetness to them. 

John

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isand66

Wow John.....I'm very disappointed...Aunt Jamima!  Next you're going to tell me you drink wine coolers and not Canadian Beer!

I have use maple syrup in bread and it adds a nice sweetness to the bread. You can use it in place of sugar and it works great.

There is nothing like real Maple Syrup...you can get a half decent price at Price Club.

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Song Of The Baker

Ian...nothing but the best Canadian beer for this guy.  So no worries there.

As for maple syrup, we have some decent priced stuff but it's not as good as the GOOD stuff and the GOOD stuff is pricey.  We do have some GOOD stuff from time to time, but we have pancakes with syrup so rarely that a bottle of Aunt Jamima lasts for years.

Funny though, I do splurge on other high end ingredients like saffron, olive oil, parmesan, etc.  I guess sweets are not as important to this Canuck.  Case in point, I bought some Madagascar vanilla beans a year ago and haven't touched them yet.

John

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Skibum

Thanks for sharing the recipe.  Now could you share your compote recipe?  Evon has teased my by mentioning balsamic vinegar with blueberries -- most interesting!

TIA, Brian

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Song Of The Baker

Hey long time no see Brian.  Thanks for the comments.  The compote is super simple.

In a sauce pan, add 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blueberries, zest of one lemon, juice of half the lemon, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, pinch salt, 1/2 cup sugar.  Cook for about 8 - 10 mins, or until cooked down.  If too runny for you, add a tsp corn starch mixed with 1 tbsp cold water.  Pour it into the pot and cook for about 2 mins.

John