Family Sharing – Old Black Witch Blueberry Pancakes

Bats! Crickets! And snakes’ knees!

Hello, I’m Dana and I’m Jess’s mom.  It is my privilege to be able to share one of our favorite recipes with you.

One of our favorite things to do when the girls were little was read lots and lots of books.  We would typically read every night before bedtime and one of the girls’ favorite books was Old Black Witch by Wende and Harry Devlin.  This book was very well loved and it was also one of my books from when I was a little girl!

Old black witch is a feisty witch whose house becomes disrupted when it is purchased and is turned into a lovely tearoom.  She would bang around and make haunting noises while the guests were having tea, until one day when she is called upon to help out in the kitchen on an especially busy day.  That’s when we learn about old black witch’s bewitching blueberry pancakes!

I would make these pancakes for the girls (the recipe is on the back of the book) and we would have fun chanting the special spell that makes the pancakes so good!  Below is the recipe and, of course, the special magic part, so don’t forget to say those words as you wave your wooden spoon in the air!

Bewitching Blueberry Pancakes

1 ¼ cups flour

2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

¾ teaspoon salt

1 egg, beaten

¾ cup milk (I usually have to add a little more as the batter can be thick)

3 tablespoons melted butter

½ cup washed blueberries


Mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon (or whisk) and as you stir in the blueberries (this is the magic part) say three times:

Gobble dee gook

With a wooden spoon,

The laugh of a toad

At the height of the moon!


Pour on a hot griddle and flip them when they are nicely browned.

Put on a plate and then watch them disappear!

Posted on October 21, 2012, in Blueberry, Breakfast, Family Sharing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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