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Monday, August 9, 2010

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

We visited Sante Fe  years ago.  We couldn't get enough of the black bean soup, blue cornmeal tortillas and blue corn meal pancakes.  Of course, it all came with a choice of red or green chile sauce.  We have a passion for the green chilies.  I was happy to find Arrowhead Blue Corn Meal at my local grocer last week.  Ooo-la-la. I knew there would be bcm pancakes in the near future.  The near future arrived this morning.
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I love the bread book, Breads of the Southwest.  Beautiful photos, history and traditions of culture pull the baker in me back to the southwest.  The batter comes together quickly.

Heat the skillet and add the batter.  Leave, adjusting the heat as needed, until the cakes show a dry edge and a few bubbles.  I love how the blue hue shows in the batter.  

Once the edges show a bit dry, the cake will flip easily.  You won't need long on the second side.  Plate, serve, and enjoy.


  1. Yummy. I love blue corn meal also. I have a great blue corn meal and blackberry muffing recipe. From Bobby Flay. They eat real good! :)

  2. It worked fine from the link that you gave me in your email to me. I am not much into baking but will keep popping in to offer any useful comment that I can when I can. All the best.

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  4. I love pancakes and using blue cornmeal is delicious!I saw your blog from the foodie blog roll and I like what you have here.if you won't mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

  5. Blue cornmeal...why do they call it blue? Hope that's not a dumb question, we don't use cornmeal much here in Oz. I'd love to try making cornbread some time, do you have a recipe, Lisa?

  6. Black beans are our favorite next to red, then pintos. We eat a lot of beans,,,how about sharing from that book about pita bread??