What to have for breakfast in La La Land on Christmas morning

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Poppets, I see a lot of movies. This year there are some wonders, but the one that touches my heart is “La La Land” it is, in a word, enchanting.

Now let’s get cooking…

And if you’re still here after the recipes watch the trailer for La La Land…

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

Dry ingredients: a dash of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 cups flour

Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl.

Wet ingredients: 3 eggs beaten until pale, 2 cups buttermilk, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon lemon zest,

Combine the wet ingredients in a bowl, and then pour gradually, stirring all the while, into the dry ingredients.

Add one cup of blueberries and gently stir into the batter.

Pour batter onto a lightly oiled skillet or griddle (a quarter cup dollop will form about a four inch pancake) and flip when bubbles form over the surface of the pancake. They’re done when both sides are golden brown. I heat the oven to 250º and place the cooked pancakes on a cookie tray as they come off the griddle, and then I butter them, stack them, and put them into the oven to keep warm so I can serve everyone at once. This recipe will serve four, double it if you have a crowd.

A Pancake You Don’t Flip, Some People Call them German Pancakes, Others Call Them Dutch Bunnies

Preheat oven to 450º.

3 eggs, and 3/4 cups of milk, beat until frothy and well blended.

3/4 cups of flour, and a dash of salt. Add the flour and salt to the frothy mixture and stir lightly. The batter should be a little lumpy.

Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a twelve inch skillet (the kind with a metal handle that won’t melt in your oven). When the butter is completely melted pour in the batter and put into the hot oven for 20 minutes. When the pancake has puffed up enormously and turned golden brown it’s done. Remove from oven and sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and the juice of half a lemon. Serves 2-4.

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