Churchill Wild Culinary Experience - This recipe was created by Marie Woolsey and long-time friend and colleague Helen Webber. They have been collaborating and creating their recipes together from the Tundra for over 30 years. During those years they have published their cookbook series - "Blueberries and Polar Bears" series which has resulted in nine delicious editions.
These recipes have pleased many over the generations as the family cooking tradition continues. You will find many of these Tundra inspired recipes served at the Churchill Wild Lodges co-owned by Helen's daughter Jeanne Reimer and her husband Mike, who founded Churchill Wild.
Their Full-Sized Cookbooks are:
- Blueberries and Polar Bears
- Cranberries & Canada Geese
- Black Currents and Caribou
- Icebergs & Belugas
- Wild & Wonderful Blueberries
- Wild & Wonderful Cranberries
- Wild & Wonderful Goose & Game
- Wild & Wonderful Wild Rice
- Wild & Wonderful Fish
- Cook Time - Until Golden Brown or Your Preference
- PANCAKE BATTER
- • 2 cups flour (500 mL)
- • 2 tsp. baking powder (10 mL)
- • 1 tsp. baking soda (5 mL)
- • 2 tsp. sugar (10 mL)
- • ½ tsp. salt ( 2 mL)
- • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- • ½ cup sour cream (125 mL)
- • 2 cups milk (500 mL)
- BLUEBERRY SAUCE
- • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (500 mL)
- • ½ cup white sugar ( 125 mL)
- • 2 tbsp. butter or margarine (30 mL)
- • ¼ tsp. nutmeg (1 mL)
- • 1 tbsp. lemon juice (15 mL)
1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, sour cream and milk. Beat well with a wire whisk.
3. Pour the milk mixture into the dry ingredients and beat with the wire whisk until the batter is fairly smooth. A few small lumps won’t hurt the pancakes.
4. Heat a greased griddle or heavy frying pan over medium-high heat. Pour batter on to the hot griddle and cook until the top is bubbly and the pancake is slightly dry around the edges. Turn and cook on the other side until just golden brown.
• In a saucepan, mix blueberries, sugar, butter, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil and simmer for five minutes. Add lemon juice and serve. Extra sauce can be stored in the refrigerator. It’s also good with waffles, or cold, over ice cream!
A message from the creators of these recipes from the cookbook authors - Marie Woolsey and Helen Webber
"This recipe has evolved at our house over the years and has spread far and wide. We have served these delicious pancakes to people from around the world and they always have seconds. They’re great served with maple syrup or heaped with sweetened strawberries and piled high with whipped cream. Add fresh blueberries to the batter or serve them with Blueberry Sauce"You will find this recipe and many more on their delicious website - Blueberries & Polar Bears
Note: Pancake preferences are kind of a personal thing. We like ours on the thinner, lighter side, so we often add just a little more milk. With a little practice, you can make them to your own liking.