Blueberry Peencakes

Makes about 12 peencakes



For the peencakes:

· 2 large eggs

· 1 cup milk

· 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

· 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

· 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

· 3/4 teaspoon salt

· 2 teaspoons baking powder

· 2 tablespoons sugar

· 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

· 3/4 cup fresh blueberries


For the syrup:

· 1 cup fresh blueberries

· 1/2 cup maple syrup



For the peencakes: Heat a large frying pan or griddle over medium-low to medium heat. Lightly lube up the pan with a little butter or oil.

In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside. Combine the eggs, milk, and vanilla and beat them off until light and frothy, about 2 minutes with an electric mixer on high speed or 5 minutes if you’re doing it the old fashioned way with a whisk (just think back to the longest hand job you’ve ever had to give and channel that version of yourself). Next, stir in the oil. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture, stirring just to combine. Set the batter aside to rest for a couple of minutes; it'll thicken a bit as it stands. If the batter is feeling too thick (like that rare peen that all of us have encountered at some point in our lives), add a splash of milk to make it easier to pour onto the pan.

Using a regular spoon, drop the batter onto the hot pan, starting with the balls. Next, spoon out the head about 3 to 4 inches away from the balls. Let cook for 15 seconds, and then connect them with more batter to form the shaft. Sprinkle 5 or so blueberries onto the wet batter, and cook until you see bubbles form in the batter, about 2 minutes. Flip, and cook for two more minutes to ensure that your peencake is cooked enough to insert into your mouth. Serve immediately with blueberry syrup

For the syrup: In a small pot, cook maple syrup and blueberries over medium heat until the blueberries just can’t take it anymore and explode, about 7 minutes, just like a really excited peen. Spoon over your peencakes directly, or serve it in that cute little dish you bought last year but never really use.