I have always considered myself quite a nice person. I like food of all shapes, flavours and colours. From every country and continent. I don’t discriminate, I am an equal opportunity eater. It’s only the doctors who say I’m intolerant. And certain foods who refuse to tolerate me. They certainly refuse to recognise and respect my right to eat them without major physical discomfort and distress.

Gluten and lactose are not my friends.

Despite the negative attitudes surrounding me from many of those I love best, (cakes, ice cream, hot toast) I decided to become a chef. Not always easy when you live in a bread and milk filled world. I like to think that this has helped me become a better person as I embrace my differences and refuse to let the gluten get me down. I believe InTolerance. I am the InTolerant Chef.

Food should not be about what you can’t eat, but what you can and what you enjoy eating. This blog is about my journey of cooking and eating and discovery. It’s not a definitive guide to allergy awareness nor do my intolerances make me an expert. Your body is your responsibility, not mine. I only know what works for me.

I can tell you this..... No glutens were harmed in the making of this website.

June 4, 2011

Beautilicious Blueberry Souffle Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

Blues and purples are my favourite colour tones. So soothing, calm and pretty.

My house is painted blue, my kitchen is blue, and all the flowers in my garden are the same, except for the odd splash of red for whimsy.

Is it any wonder that from time to time I crave Blueberries? I think not. Whatever the reason, all I need to know is that they are delicious! I even have a bush growing in the fruit garden, but as littlej charges me 10c a berry, I'm glad it's still only small.

The reason for my blueberry recipe today started when I found this syrup at the supermarket. I know it's not 'real' maple syrup, but it intrigued me and deserved to be bought for that fact alone. It tastes pretty good actually, a hint of maple syrup with a big hit of blueberriness as well.

Now when I think of syrup, my mind automatically goes straight into pancake mode (is that just me?) and whilst crepes are all very well in their place, I wanted some nice fluffy babies to soak up all the purple juices. Thus the Souffle Pancakes. So fluffy and so easy, and more importantly- so impressive. Serve these at your next brunch for extra kudos.

Do you remember my post on using the rice cooker to make rice pudding? Well in the spirit of multi tasking kitchen utensils, I used my sandwich press to cook these pancakes. It actually has a lovely even heat that doesn't get too hot. As these little babies are quite thick, it can be a bit of a shuffle to cook them all the way through without over browning(aka burning) their little behinds. The press -we call ours the Squishie Machine, is actually what I've taught littlej to cook on, just leaving the top up of course! There are no flames, it maintains a steady heat, it has a handy rim for spills, and it can cook most things that don't need a good sear. She has mastered bacon, eggs, french toast, pancakes, omelette's, and heaps of yummy things, oh and can make a mean squishy sandwich too. If you don't happen to have one of these great machines, just use a good old fry pan on a low to medium heat.

Souffle Pancakes

2 cups gluten free flour
2/3 cup lactose free milk- I used Zymil
2 eggs separated
2 tablespoons of sugar
Blueberries- I used frozen
A splash of vanilla, or some lemon zest for zing

Beat the eggwhites until stiff peaks. I always do this first thing, this way I don't have to wash the beaters twice!

Mix the egg yolks, milk and sugar together, then add in the flour. You could sift it for extra lift, but why bother?

Toss in the blueberries and a spoonful of the whites and stir through to lighten the mix.

Carefully fold in the rest of the eggwhites. I like to lift and fold the mix with my right hand while turning the bowl with my left hand. Make sure you mix well without knocking the extra air out the mixture.

Spoon small amounts onto your pre heated squishy machine or pan. These won't develop bubbles like a traditional pancake, but they will get nice and firm and brown on the bottom to let you know when to flip them. Once you can poke the little pancakes in the middle and it feels firm, not mushy, they are probably ready. This also gives you, the cook, a great excuse to try at least one for 'quality control' before sharing with anyone else. What? It's a legitimate reason!

I had a little inspiration while making these. If one lot of blueberries would be good in pancakes, two lots with the syrup would be better... so how about three lots? I had to think fast as the cakeys were already cooking, so I thought of Blueberry Compote. Even easier, and ready in a flash too.

Blueberry Compote

Handful of blueberries
Couple of spoonfuls of sugar

Mix the berries and sugar in a microwave proof dish.
Cook on high for 3 minutes.

How easy is that guys? My microwave is pretty powerful, so yours might take an extra minute or so, but so quick that it's ready before the pancakes.

This is really,really hot and jammy, so let it cool for a minute before digging in. There is nothing worse than searing off your taste buds for a week by being impatient. I learnt that lesson the hard way -and still have trouble remembering sometimes!

Serve your Beautilicious Blueberry Souffle Pancakes with a dusting of icing sugar, a spoonful or two of Blueberry Compote and a good drizzle of Blueberry Syrup.

Blueberry Bliss.....

So Lovelies, what is your favourite colour? And do you prefer foods that are coloured the same?


Chosen at random by the scientific Cat Raffle Method.....
Congratulations and please send me an email with your postal details so I can send them off to you.

Don't despair Readers Dear, I'll be having a few more giveaways soon!
Good luck!


  1. No wonder I won, I have an affinity with cats :P Lol! Thanks so much! To think, I was just here to tell you that your souffle pancakes looked yumo and that I was ASTOUNDED at the concept of cooking with a sandwich press! Thanks for making my day :)

  2. They look great, I have cooked something like this before and they were also good.

  3. Berry bliss indeed! I have seen that syrup, and have been intrigued. Sounds yummy. Your pancakes look absolutely perfect!
    Heidi xo

  4. Hi, just wanted to know is it "2/3 cup of milk" or 2/3 of the carton? I suspect 2/3 cup...

  5. I love blue and purple too! and I love pancakes! Will try this tomorrow!



  6. That looks fantastic and great idea using the press to control temperature! LOL at the random cat method too! The Lotto people should really take note! :P

  7. I spotted that blueberry syrup the other day too, wondered if it was nice! I like the idea of using the press for pancakes, fits so much better. although my little one looooves crepes so we don't often cook fat fluffy pancakes.
    I planted a blueberry plant this year, hoping when that it will give me lots of love :)

  8. Hooray for the cafe press comeback! The pancakes looks absolutely delicious B, and I'd have found the syrup too intriguing to pass up too! :)

  9. Looks delicious :) I love blueberries too! Scrumptious and full of goodness - how can you go wrong?!

  10. how very delightful!! They look so light and fluffy!

  11. Wow, I love the idea of pancakes with lots of blueberries specially when the pancakes are light and fluffy...love how you beat the egg whites.
    Have a wonderful week ahead :-)

  12. This looks beautilicious and bluedelicious! :)

    My favorite color is ... um, green! And white! All colors that look rather calm and appear in the nature, like stone grey, sand, driftwood.

    However, I like my food colorful! Bland foods rather turn me off.

  13. I gotta borrow your cat...., what an awesome way to choose winners, no doubt every entry was inspected at great length before the final decision was made too :)
    Yay! Bring back the cafe press I say, specially when it delivers these awesome morsels - I don't think I've seen that syrup before, wouldn't last long in my place - yummy pancakes Luv :)

  14. Lol at the scientific cat raffle method. I wonder how I would do one since I haven't got a cat :) :)

    The pancake looks beaut!

  15. I haven't had pancakes for a while and this post makes me drool...!!

    Your cat made me laugh, maybe next time I do a giveaway I should let my rabbits choose the winner ;)!

  16. Blue and purple are one of my favorites too! Well, different favorites in different stages of life. lol


  17. Cat raffle method - too cute!
    And the pancakes look delicious, especially with that blueberry compote - yum!

  18. Oh my goodness! Those are beautiful fluffy gluten-free pancakes! I love them! I totally am going to make these! I love beating my whites for pancakes! They are just so much lighter and fluffier! ;)

  19. Hello Everyone! The cold is settling in here in Canberra, but I hear the weather is lovely in the Northern parts of the world.
    Wherever you are, I hope you all have a lovely week!

    JasmyneTea- You're welcome, hope you like them!

    Simcha- Yes they're very yummy

    Heidi- Thanks, and it's really quite nice

    Anonymous- Sorry about that, I changed it on the recipe

    Michelle- They're such soothing pretty colours aren't they?

    Lorraine- Yes, I wonder why lotto hasn't picked on this method yet, perhaps they're behind the times?

    Muppy- I've got a bush that's been in 2 years, and it hasn't produced many berries yet. My littlej sells them to me at a premium, hopefully soon it will get bigger and supply will start to exceed demand!

    Celia- We love our squishy machine, it's so handy. I love to try out new ingredients, what's life without a bit of whimsy?

    Ladybird- What could go wrong indeed? Just don't eat these while wearing a white shirt as the blue drips are soooo hard to get out!

    Lisa- The eggwhites really do make them fluffy!

    Juliana- Thanks, you too. Blueberries are fantastic and full of antioxidants too.

    Kath- I love gray too. It's my comfort colour. I like to wear 'comfy' clothes in gray, and I love it when the sky is overcast and gray all over. Khaki green is a strong colour. My dad wore khaki uniforms everyday and the colour still makes me feel good.

    Anna- The cat loved all the attention. She took her job very seriously, all entries were sniffed and checked for authenticity. The fact that each one had a cat biscuit under it certainly helped keep her attention!

    Chopinandmysaucepan- I'm sure if you substituted small child for cat, and cat biscuit for chocolate, it would work fine!

    CookingGallery- I'm sure they'd do a great job!

    Tigerfish- I think our preferences do change a bit as we grow older. It's healthy to grow and change.

    IndieTea- The compote was really easy to make-and yummy too. The cat always enjoys being part of my posts, but normally behind the scenes as taste tester!

    Kim- The fluffier the better I think! Hope you enjoy them.

    Thanks for all the comments on my kitty. She likes to think she's the most important part of our family, and that the world should revolve around her. Of course, that's ridiculous- we all know it revolves around me!
    Have a lovely week, and long weekend for us!