Nathan: Welcome to Haven. You like pancakes? We've got good pancakes.
Audrey: What about lobster? I mean, isn't Maine famous for lobster?
Nathan: I don't like lobster. I really like pancakes.
As I pondered what type of pancakes Nathan might like (they had to be fluffy buttermilk, of course) I remembered that Maine is famous for blueberries (Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey, anyone?) and I also remembered my dad telling my sister and me how he used to tap maple trees with his family as a kid (i.e. harvest fresh/pure maple syrup). So when my dad recently took a trip to Maine to visit family, I asked him to pick up some Maine blueberries and a jar of maple syrup, which he later mailed to me. Thanks, Dad. You rock.
Note: There's a brand of blueberries from Maine called Wyman's that you might find in your grocery store's freezer section, otherwise, it's okay to use non-Maine berries, but your pancakes won't be as authentic.
Also, there are two recipes below, the first is for the blueberry buttermilk pancakes, and the second is for a compote (sauce) made from blueberries and maple syrup. It's really great on plain pancakes which you can make by following the pancake recipe below, only don't put any blueberries in the batter.
2 Cups Flour
1/4 Cup Sugar
2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
2 Eggs, beaten
2 Cups Buttermilk (or 2 Tbsp. lemon juice plus enough milk to get to 2 cups total, then stirred)
1/4 Cup Unsalted Butter, melted, plus more for frying
1 Cup Blueberries (fresh or Frozen)
Serving Suggestion: Eat with maple sausages, scrambled eggs, & sugared, baked bacon (line a baking tray with foil, place wire baking racks on top, place on strips of raw bacon, sprinkle with sugar or brush with maple syrup, & bake in a 350°F oven for about 20 mins or until the bacon is the way you like it)!
Note: If you want to make plain buttermilk pancakes, simply omit the blueberries. Make the blueberry & maple syrup compote below to put on top!
2 Cups Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp. Water
1 tsp. Lemon Juice
1/8 tsp. (a pinch) Cinnamon
Serving Suggestion: Spoon on vanilla ice cream for an extra awesome treat!
* For more foods tied to characters in "Haven", read this "Team Carbs" post on the "Haven" fansite. *