Cornmeal Flapjacks & Wildberry Sauce

These flapjacks will make you wanna kiss the chef.
These flapjacks will make you wanna kiss the chef.
Photo by Anais Alexandre

It's early morning. The mellow sounds of Washed Out are playing, and the smell of flapjacks fills the air with a sweet scent.

This serene scene might not be commonplace in many morning kitchens, but now you can change that. It's time to feel good about a hearty breakfast again. Break out your whisks and bowls, because we're making some stick-to-your-ribs sustenance.

These cornmeal flapjacks with wildberry sauce make every day (even Monday) a welcome sight to wake up to. Plus they're downright easy to make.


Cornmeal Flapjacks
Adapted from Allrecipes.com

Ingredients
3/4 cup cornmeal (yellow or blue works fine)
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons sugar
1 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons white vinegar (didn't have any eggs, this works as a substitute)
1 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons natural vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Instructions
1. In a large heat-proof bowl, mix the cornmeal, sugar, and salt. Pour in the boiling water and stir. Then leave to soak for a few minutes.
2. In a separate medium-size bowl, mix the milk, vinegar, and butter. Then pour into the cornmeal mixture.
3. Add the flour and baking soda. The mixture should be a thick, dolloping consistency (like wet sand, but smooth). Add milk if it is too dry.
4. Heat a large skillet (we used a nonstick pan) over medium-low heat. Dollop out 4 tablespoons to make a hearty-size flapjack. Keeping the heat low is key because they take about 4 minutes a side to cook. Flip when you see there are no more bubbles on the flapjack surface.


Wildberry Sauce

Instructions
1. Place a 1/2 cup of mixed berries (frozen or fresh) in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add a 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons water.
2. Allow the mixture to reduce to about half.
3. Pour mixture into a blender and purée. Then sift through a strainer to remove seeds.
4. Allow wildberry sauce to cool so it can thicken to a perfect pouring consistency. We like to drizzle a touch of honey on our cornmeal flapjacks as well.

Follow this easy recipe when you want to indulge decadently on your own-some, or if you're in a giving mood, share with others to make their morning frowns turn upside down.

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