Wordly Wednesday: Blueberry & barley pancakes with McKenzies
Danni and I have been pretty lucky to recently receive a box of goodies from McKenzies to try full of pulses and grains. We’re working on some kid friendly recipes to share with you, but in the meantime, here is a yummy pancake recipe that came with the package.
I made three batches of these in a week. The kids and myself love them. They are really moist and full of protein! The recipe worked fine using No Egg egg replacer.
Blueberry and Barley Pancakes
1/4 cup McKenzie’s Pearl Barley
2 cups self raising flour
2 tablespoons raw caster sugar
2 cups buttermilk*
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
* If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make your own. For every cup of buttermilk required: Place 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in a 1 cup measure. Fill the cup up with milk. Give a gentle stir and allow to stand for a minute before using.
The How To
Place the barley and 3/4 cups of water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer for approximately 35 minutes until tender. (Keep an eye on the barley towards the end of the cooking time, I normally end up adding more water so that it doesn’t boil dry).
Drain thoroughly and cool.
In a large bowl, mix together flour and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and buttermilk. While whisking, slowly add melted butter until all combined.
Master O was my sous chef…
Pour buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients and mix well, removing any flour lumps.Stir through barley and blueberries. Heat fry pan. Grease lightly with butter and pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the pan. When bubbles appear on the surface, flip over and cook other side until golden and cooked through. Repeat with remaining mixture. Pancakes can be placed on an oven proof plate covered with foil and placed in a preheated 100C oven until all are cooked and ready to serve.
Barley can be made up to 3 days prior to making the pancakes. Store cooked barley in the fridge. Unused batter can also be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and leftover pancakes can be frozen between sheets of baking paper. Other berries or fruits could be used in place of blueberries. Try grated apple and cinnamon or finely chopped pear. Alternatively, savoury pancakes could be made by omitting the sugar and adding ingredients such as grated vegetables of your choice and grated cheese.
* This is not a sponsored post. I did not receive payment for this post. However, I did receive a package full of yummy McKenzies beans and lentils to road test and create some delicious meals. All opinions expressed are my own.