|I must have over a hundred blueberries on my potted plant. It has produced all four years I've had it, but this year will be the best. It's the 'Elliot' variety, supposedly the best for container gardening.|
Once July hits, it's harvest time around here. Every day there is something new to bring in from the garden and it is just so exciting! This morning the blueberries that I have been watching all week (as have the robins!), turned blue and were ready for harvesting. A couple of bowls later I had blueberry pancakes on the griddle topped with pure maple syrup and, you guess it, more blueberries!
Sunday Morning Blueberry Pancakes
2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
Few gratings of nutmeg
1 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup fresh blueberries
In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; set aside. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and nutmeg; set aside. Beat egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl; whisk in milk and melted butter. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients; mix until batter is smooth; stir in blueberries. Fold in beaten egg whites. Makes 10-12 pancakes.
For more information on growing blueberries in containers, I recommend this book: