Food In Fiction: Agnes and The Hitman, Breakfast 2

As the book comes to its final showdown, Agnes’ crew has one last night together before everything goes to hell.  From Agnes and the Hitman:

An hour later, Agnes looked at the group crowded around her kitchen table…The Gang Who Couldn’t Shoot Straight. One cop, two hit men, two mobsters, a mob princess and a food columnist, plus an ancient bloodhound for a mascot….Right where I want to be, she thought…”Okay, here’s my last word: Nobody shoots anybody tonight. We’re a team now, one big happy family. We need each other. If everybody shows up here tomorrow breathing, I’ll make breakfast.”

Blueberry Sour Cream Pancakes

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed) blueberries

Combine all ingredients except blueberries in large bowl. Mix well, but don’t over mix.  Heat griddle until drops of water sizzle. Ladle batter onto griddle, just as bubbles start to form, add blueberries, flip when bubbles have fully formed and finish cooking.

She serves it with ham, but I prefer bacon.

Here is the first breakfast from the book: Omelette for 2 and her rehearsal dinner cakes: Raspberry Chocolate Cupcakes