Cornmeal Molasses Pancakes with Raspberry Vanilla Syrup

Baby has a toof.  Baby is eleven months old, and he is getting his first toof.

In fact, he is getting three.

Three teef.

Baby is sad.

Baby has a fever.

Baby has been vomiting.

Baby is asleep in my lap.

Blogging is hard.

Blorgging is hord (that was in my whiny voice).

You know the part where the butter runs into the molasses and the mo-butter runs into the raspberry syrup?  This is that part.

I am going to watch Thor on Netflix.

They have Thor now!

Maybe in two years, I will see The Avengers.

Cornmeal Molasses Pancakes with Raspberry Vanilla Syrup (taken from Joy the Baker's lovely cookbook)

Does this recipe sound familiar to you?  I did it last year!  Or at least, one very similar.  But I thought it was worth another go because this time I had fresh strawberries.  Also, the last one didn't have this amazing raspberry vanilla syrup (adaptable to any berry you like!).  Also, cornmeal!  Cornmeal in recipe = set on repeat.

1 large egg
1 1/4 c buttermilk
1 T molasses
1 t pure vanilla extract
1/4 c unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 c all-purpose flour (I actually used GF and it was great)
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
2 t baking powder
1/2 c yellow cornmeal

For the sauce:
2 t pure vanilla extract
1 heaping cup fresh berries (I used raspberries, the original recipe called for blackberries.  Follow your heart!)
1/3 c water
2 T granulated sugar
pinch of salt

In a small bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, molasses, vanilla, and butter.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.

Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just combined.  Add the cornmeal and stir until just mixed.  It's okay if the batter is a bit lumpy.

Let it rest for 10 minutes, while you assemble the syrup:

In a small saucepan over medium low heat, warm the berries, vanilla, water, sugar, and salt.  Bring to a simmer and cook 6 - 8 minutes, until enough liquid has cooked off, creating a slightly syrupy sauce.

Heat a skillet or griddle with 1 T butter or oil.  Once hot, drop 2 T batter onto the skillet.  When bubbles begin to appear and burst, carefully flip the pancakes.  Cook until the bottoms brown.

Serve warm with butter, sauce, and molasses.  Die of joy.


Cakebrain said...

gee, you have been busy making yummy food. It's hard holding onto a baby and cooking/baking and blogging! Real hard! especially when the kid's teething! yikes! hope this passes soon! fyi, you need to start saving up those shiny new coins when you're at the bank or getting change for that day in the future when you have to pretend to be the tooth fairy.

anne said...

3 ?! Whoa ! Poor baby ! Hello , sleepless night ! lol

But blogging about that deliciousness is really worth it ! Uhm , let me get some tissue ! :D It looks really scrumptious !

avagabondmom said...

your post made me really want to try this right now, even if it's close to dinner already! LOL

LynnieBee said...

These look delicious! You and the Baby have my sympathy about the teething phase :( Not sure if you've tried this, but when I was a Nanny I would put (clean!) wet washcloths in the freezer and let them get frosty and give them to the babies to nom on. The cold helps their gums feel better, so does the nubbly, soft texture of the washcloth ;)

Guru Uru said...

A bite of this heaven and I woukd absolutely collapse with pleasure :D

Choc Chip Uru

a. maren said...

thanks everybody! lynnie i will have to try that wash cloth thing. things have not improved since posting :(

Cooking Rookie said...

Raspberry vanilla syrup sounds delish with these pancakes. How nice would be to have them for brunch tomorrow...

Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake said...

You sound so busy! I almost repeated after you when I read 'three teef' in a cute babyish voice. :P Raspberry vanilla sounds absolutely fantastic, your baby will grow up being a lucky kid! :D

Bridget Oland said...

These look way too good to pass up. I'll try them over the weekend. Thanks!