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Cornmeal Pancakes + Blueberry-Rhubarb Compote

No fear. That’s what I tell myself as I go in with the spatula to give the pancake a flip. No fear. I don’t know why it makes me so nervous. Is it the possibility that it won’t land gracefully? That it’ll splatter and become misshapen? I have to psych myself up.

You can do it Brian! It’ll be ok! Just go for it!  I take a deep breath. Flip. Minimal splatter. Slightly misshapen. I grab one that’s been cooling on a plate and dunk it in the pot of simmering rhubarb and berries. One bite and I no longer care if they look perfect. They taste perfect. That’s all that matters.

Cornmeal Pancakes + Blueberry-Rhubarb CompoteCornmeal Pancakes + Blueberry-Rhubarb Compote

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  • June 18, 2014 - 1:59 am

    Millie l add A Little - These look amazing!! I bet they taste great too – blueberry and rhubarb sound amazing together !
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  • June 18, 2014 - 5:16 am

    Kathryn - Ha, I find making pancakes so ridiculously stressful. It’s the main reason I’m a waffle girl all the way… That said, your pancakes look pretty darn perfect. I love the crunch of the cornmeal against the brightness of the fruits.ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 7:01 am

    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - I really love that compote! Such an awesome recipe!ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 7:55 am

    Leah - Beautiful photos!! I have never tried rhubarb but it is looking like I need to! These sound delicious!ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 9:28 am

    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health - flipping pancakes isnt my thing either..you did an awesome job there. And the compote, i could drizzle it on everything.ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 10:21 am

    Nik@ABrownTable - I need more pancakes in my life in general and I rarely make them. Love your work :)ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 1:12 pm

    naomi - Pancakes are one of my favorite things to eat, so I absolutely love and adore this recipe. Cornmeal pancakes – yes, please!ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 1:13 pm

    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence - Fantastic color on that compote! I’ve never tried blueberries and rhubarb together. Need to give that a go.ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 7:39 pm

    sippitysup - They are (indeed) perfect. GREGReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 8:20 pm

    shanna mallon - They look beautiful to me!ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm

    Monet - I never knew you had a pancake flipping fear! I know me (and the rest of your followers) are so very glad you overcame it. These are beautiful. I usually don’t feel particularly inspired when I see a pancake post, but yours made me want to pull out my bowls and skillet. Thank you for sharing them.ReplyCancel

  • June 19, 2014 - 9:54 am

    cynthia - Oh my gosh, I adore cornmeal pancakes — these look and sound absolutely phenomenal! Blueberries and rhubarb are the perfect combination.ReplyCancel

  • June 19, 2014 - 10:21 am

    Liren - Well, they look perfect to me :) We have pancakes every week, but I have yet to make them with cornmeal. I know this will be a winner, especially with that sauce. Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

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  • June 22, 2014 - 5:30 am

    Alessandra // the foodie teen - What a gorgeous post – beautiful photos! I love rhubarb with anything and everything at the moment, so these sound perfect! I’m always worrying about my pancake shapes as well!ReplyCancel

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  • June 22, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Joanne - We share very similar pancake fears. I am a terrible flipper! But I guess taste is all that should matter in the end. Unless you’re a food blogger 😛

    I think your pancakes are gorgeous though! And that compote. SWOONING.ReplyCancel

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