Weekend Breakfast Snapshot

January 23, 2012

Here, have some pancakes. It’s Monday and I have the sneaking suspicion they might make things a little easier on you.

How was your weekend? Mine was rather great, thank you. The Wedding countdown continues (less than 5 weeks to go) and Saturday we spent part of the day at Chadstone searching for a few goodies. We also met up with my parents and Dad bought himself a Wedding Day outfit. I’m beyond impressed, he looks so damn cool and classy. Dad’s not a shopper, he’s just not. And even though he was utterly out of his comfort zone, he found himself a new jacket, a pair of pants, a belt and a shirt. Bam. Well done, Dad. Ben and I ended our Saturday at The Australian Open with friends, watching Serena Willaims and then Leyton Hewitt play on centre court and progress to the next round. T’was quite awesome.

But first…first we made pancakes. Well, actually, first we went to the gym. Ben and I seem to have started the year off brilliantly – our Mount Buller getaway really put us in a beautiful, healthy space and we’re feeling super fit and energetic. Don’t you love that?

Ok enough already, here you go… your pancakes. Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes.

You’re welcome.

I fell in love with Heidi Swanson’s recipe for Buttermilk Pancakes nearly two years ago (recipe link), and it is still very dear to my heart. I omit the butter and add a dash more buttermilk when making my version, however, and I don’t add quite so much sugar. I’ve only once made the blueberry syrup, instead I tend to gravitate towards Pure Maple Syrup and fresh fruit as a topping. Ben likes his with Ice-Cream. He’s such an ice-cream freak. Give him ice-cream for breakfast and he’s happy. Me? I love these pancakes.

They’re pretty great, lovelies, get on them. Buttermilk continues to rock my world. Oh, and Mum and Dad, I took these roses from the clinic when at work last Wednesday. I hope that’s ok. I might do the same this week too…just so you know.

My new love, Russian Caravan Tea. It tastes a little dirty, so it was not love and first cup. But this rich, gritty brew has grown on me, and now I find myself frequently craving a cup.


If you’re not such a pancake lover, a) What’s wrong with you, b) Let me present you with offerings from our Sunday spread, maybe you’ll find something there that grabs your fancy and c) I apologise for my tone in point a). That wasn’t nice.

Boiled Egg

and *the best* Rainbow Raspberry Jam for her…

Omelette with Spinach Leaves, Cherry Tomatoes and Parmesan for him.

Both with Rye Toast, both with Berries and both with the Sunday papers.

There you go, my weekend breakfast snapshot. How about yourself? Did you delight in anything particularly delectable this past weekend?

Heidi xo
  • Lorraine Not Quite Nigella January 23, 2012 at 7:50 am

    This weekend for me was totally about food! But hmmm I think most are, if it isn't I feel that things have gone terribly wrong! 😛 love buttermilk too!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Less than 5 weeks until your wedding??? so very exciting indeed!!!

  • Gillian January 23, 2012 at 9:14 am

    I loveeeee pancakes but don't have them often. I made some banana pancakes for breakfast yesterday but I would have preferred them to be a bit fatter likes yours!
    Russian Caravan is my favourite tea of all time! I like the smokiness, it packs a bit of a punch x

  • wikigirl January 23, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Yum!! I've been searching for my perfect pancake mixture, I'll have to try this one out. Have you read New York Grub st? It's a website dedicated to NY food/restaurants. They even have a weekly food diary by someone in the food business. I thought you might like it 🙂

  • Cass @foodmyfriend January 23, 2012 at 11:49 am

    It's nearly pancake Tuesday! These look too good to eat 🙂

  • msihua January 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Oh yum! I recently had buttermilk pancakes with blueberries too!

  • Michelle Chin January 23, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    i wish i could eat berries everyday. if i only can afford having them. 🙂

  • Lisa January 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    We had very ordinary breakfasts this past weekend – just weet-bix because S had to rush to dance rehearsal (and because we kept sleeping in). But next weekend will be different. We will be at the coast, with my whole family, so the perfect audience for proper breakfasts. I'm thinking my sour cream pancakes might be just the thing.

  • Hannah January 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Oh my, totally trying those buttermilk pancakes, since I seem to have lots in my fridge!! Mmmm whenever I buy tea, there's always another one I want! Is the Russian Caravan the one with the smokey flavour? Sounds nice! I made granola on friday night so that's what I've had all weekend, not that there's anything wrong with that 🙂 xx

  • Blithely Unaware January 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm



    Gosh I die for pancakes… but if I keep eating pancakes I will die, of a cardiac arrest… so it's all about things like that boiled egg and vegetables for the better part and pancakes for special days.


  • Heidi January 23, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Lorraine – haha, same here 🙂

    Lisa – I know!!!

    Gillian – aha! "smokiness" – yes that's what I was trying to convey when saying "dirty" hehe, thanks 😉

    Wikigirl – ooooh fab! no I haven't heard of that, thanks so much for sharing will check it out!!

    Cass – is it really?!! cool, man 🙂

    msihua – snap!

    Michelle – I snagged these on special 😉 But do what I do & just buy frozen – so much cheaper & then you can have berries whenever you want! 🙂

    Lisa – sour cream pancakes? LOVE the sound of those!!

    Hannah – no, nothing wrong at all 🙂 & yep, it's the smokey one, v different!

    Blithely Unaware – hahaha love it. & YESSSS! Jar love 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Hannah January 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Aw, what a beautiful, beautiful weekend of breakfast and funtimesgalore! Gorgeousness 🙂

    P.S. Ice cream for breakfast, ice cream for wedding/groomsman's cake… 😉

  • Paola January 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Looks like you had so much fun with your delicious breakfast – as you should 🙂 Also, just wanted to tell you that I love your photography. And the shots with your parents' roses are just beautiful – I could swear I have memories of this. Just lovely.

  • The InTolerant Chef January 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Delicious, but who couldn't love pancakes?

  • Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan January 24, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Dear Heidi,

    With that kind of weekend, who can complain about Mondays let alone having pancakes for breakky??!! It's so special for your Dad to make an effort outside of his comfort zone. I know how he feels coz I absolutely have no patience for shopping myself 🙂

    Have a great week!

  • Heidi January 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Hannah – you know it!!!

    Paola – thank you! But it's really my "lazy" photography, things are so busy lately it's quicker to take an iPhone pic and add an instagram filter. Cheating!!! But so nice you enjoy them (I do too!) and so nice to have brought lovely memories to you 🙂

    InTolerant Chef – I know, right?!

    Chopin – Yes you'd understand well then!! thank you 🙂

    Heidi xo

  • Daisy@Nevertoosweet January 24, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Ohhh nice I love how you're breakfasts look so filling and healthy! I haven't had pancakes for a while ~ Being Chinese New Year i've just been eating turnip cakes all week!

  • Iron Chef Shellie January 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Gorgeous!! I haven't tried Russian Caravan yet, it sounds kinda dirty too 😛 lol One day I will try it!