Corn Pancake with Blackberry Sauce

As I believe I’ve told you before, Nate likes to send me links to recipes he would like me to make, usually from the NYTimes, since he reads that with breakfast every morning.

Speaking of the NYTimes, we just sent in our submission to be in their wedding announcements and/or their Vows section, so cross your fingers!!! That would be totally cool if we got in, but I’m trying not to get my hopes up.

Corn Pancake with Blackberry Sauce

The Atlantic did some analytics to see what type of people get into the NYTimes announcements most and they came up with:

  • Growing up in Greenwich, Conn. (or a similar moneyed neighborhood) makes you 21 times more likely than the average American to get in
  • Ivy league educations are 100 times more likely
  • Congressional staffers are 75 times more likely
  • Same-sex couples are 74 times more likely
  • Investment banker are 87 times more likely
  • Lawyers at snazzy firms are 974 times more likely (what?! why??)
Corn Pancake with Blackberry Sauce

If you’re wondering what that neon object on the bottom of the photo is, I was totally wearing the tie-dye shirt I made in high school that I now wear as pajamas.

We have one Ivy League education going for us (go Quakers!), but that’s about as far as our qualifications go. I work in finance, but I’m not an investment banker, so I doubt that would work in our favor.

But what I do think we have going for us is two winning smiles and one really big beard! 

Am i right??

It’s too bad I can’t bribe the NY Times with breakfast foods, because if I could, this recipe would surely be a winner. They should know, after all, since they published it.

Corn Pancake with Blackberry Sauce

I made this yummy breakfast for Nate while we were visiting his mom last weekend (hence the nice lighting and granite counter in the photos). Make it now while fresh corn is still in the grocery store!

Puffy Corn Pancake with Blackberry Sauce

From The New York Times

Print this recipe!

Serves 4

4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup fine cornmeal
5 large eggs
1/3 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons honey
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup fresh corn kernels (from 1 to 2 ears)
2 cups fresh blackberries
3 tablespoons sugar.

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place the butter in the bottom of a 2-quart gratin dish. Place in the oven and cook until butter begins to bubble, 5 to 7 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together flour and cornmeal. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry. Whisk in honey, salt and pepper. Stir in the corn. Remove dish from the oven and pour in the batter evenly. Return to the oven and bake until the pancake rises and is dark brown around the edges, 20 to 25 minutes. The center of the pancake should also be golden brown.

While the pancake cooks, make the sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine blackberries and sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook until berries are soft and syrupy. Remove from heat and serve warm, spooned over pancake in the gratin dish.


  1. Good luck with that wedding announcement…they would have laughed our application out of the building :) And is it wrong to want this pancake for a bedtime snack? I have the hugest craving after reading your post! YUM!

    • Thanks, Liz!! Haha, our application isn’t anything special. I tried to make it a little funny, but from what I’ve seen they don’t really ever have humor in them…oh well :) And no, it’s completely normal to want this pancake any time of day. I think it would make a perfect bed time snack with a mug of warm milk. Mmm!

  2. I want that tie-dye shirt!! “Lawyers at snazzy firms are 974 times more likely” WTF… Possibly because people love to hate lawyers so they’re really just setting us up for ridicule ;-). I think you’ve got them for sure on the winning smiles guys :).

    This cornmeal pancake recipe is very intriguing… it looks almost like French toast but without the bread. Very yummy blackberries on top…good luck with the announcement!

  3. Good luck with the wedding announcement. That would be so thrilling. Amazing how there’s certain criteria that they’re looking for. You would think they would be less selective and more inclusive. I love the look of these pancakes. I haven’t had corn pancakes before but the blackberry sauce looks delicious xx

    • Thanks, Charlie :) It would be very exciting…nothing like that ever happens to me though, so I’m definitely not getting my hopes up. We’ll see I guess!

  4. My fingers are crossed for you!! I think you deserve to be announced!!! I had no idea it was so selective! I agree, if they saw this recipe, you’d be in!! Looks so full of flavor; I could lick up that sauce!!

    • Thank you, Linda! hehe :) The sauce in this recipe was surprisingly good for how easy it was! I will be making it again soon to put on other things besides just this pancake. It was so tasty!

  5. Oh I wish I had to for breakfast this morning! Looks great Amy! Good luck with the wedding announcement…that would be too cool! :D

    • Thank you, Christina! I really hope we at least get an announcement, though I think you have to be super interesting for the Vows section. I’ll keep you guys posted :)

  6. There must be something in the NYC air this week because last weekend I made corn pancakes with a blueberry sauce! This is definitely being pinned for next summer. Or next week. Who knows.

    Good luck with the times announcement! I get the paper every sunday so I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

    • That’s so funny! Oooh, blueberry sauce sounds like it would go well too :) I’ll have to check out your recipe when you post it…

      Thank you re: the NYTimes! I really hope we at least get an announcement…it would be such a great memento to save :)

  7. That would be so cool if you got featured–good luck!!! Did you mention that you often make the breakfasts posted in the paper? Because this one sounds delicious! And that’s such a nice picture of you and Nate. :)

    • Thank you!!! OH man I hope i do. hehe, I should have mentioned the recipe in the announcement itself…why didn’t I think of that!!?? That pic is from my bday :)

  8. If it’s any consolation, you can bribe me with this easily :) It looks absolutely delicious!

  9. I hope you make it into the NT! Oh and congratulation on your up and coming wedding.
    I am going to make and reblog this recipe on the weekend (with credits of course!) I love it! There are so many firsts for me in this dish. I never combine, sweet and savory (corn and berries) a pancake cooked in the over!! How easy is that for a lazy brunch dish! I slave over individual children sized pancakes ! I can’t wait! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Aw, thank you…I hope so too! Can’t wait to see you cook this up. I’ll check over to your blog and see. It’s def worth making! So easy to dump it all in one pan :p

  10. I love your tie dyed shirt :) And I also love breakfasts that have cornmeal and black berry sauce. What an amazing way to start the day. I bet the in-laws just adore you :) Crossing my fingers you make it in the NYT, otherwise you could make Nate’s name Natasha and try the same sex route. h

    • hehe, that tie dye shirt is pretty awesome…it has swirls on it. Haha, love that idea for getting into the paper! What to do about the picture though, hmmm….

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