Earthy, savory blue corn brings a vibrant hue to these silver dollar pancakes. Drizzled with sweet, tart, smoky blackberry-piloncillo syrup and dolloped with tangy whipped crema, these pancakes are fruity, not too sweet, and filled with flavor.

Arthur Gonzalez
January 2020

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Gregory DuPree

Recipe Summary

active:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Yield:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

Make the crema whipped cream
  • Beat heavy cream, Mexican crema, and vanilla extract with a heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment on medium speed until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Chill until ready to serve.

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Make the blue corn pancakes
  • Stir together blue cornmeal, 1 1/2 cups boiling water, and piloncillo in a medium bowl until no streaks of dry cornmeal remain. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let stand 15 minutes.

  • Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Add eggs, milk, and melted butter; whisk to combine. Whisk in cornmeal mixture until just combined.

  • Heat an electric griddle to 350°F or a large stainless steel skillet over medium-low; grease with butter. Using a 1 3/4-inch scoop, spoon about 2 tablespoons of batter per pancake onto griddle. Cook until tops are covered in bubbles and sides look set, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook until set and cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes. Set pancakes aside. Wipe griddle clean, and repeat with remaining batter. (Pancakes can be placed on a baking sheet and kept warm in a 200°F oven up to 30 minutes.)

  • To serve, divide pancakes among 6 plates. Top each serving with about 1/3 cup crema whipped cream. Drizzle each serving with about 3 tablespoons Blackberry-Piloncillo Syrup, and sprinkle with about 2 1/2 tablespoons pine nuts.