This post brings us to the halfway point of 12 Days of Oscar, and the last of the films in this series that was nominated for, but did not win, an Oscar. The 2003 film Something’s Gotta Give opens with 60-something music mogul Harry Sanborn (Jack Nicholson) going to the Hamptons with his latest conquest, the under 30-something Marin (Amanda Peet), to stay at Marin’s mother’s beach house. Upon arrival, the two are surprised to find that Marin’s mother, Erica Barry (Diane Keaton) and her aunt are also visiting for the weekend. Much to everyone’s surprise, during the visit, Harry has a heart attack, and is treated by Dr. Martinez (Keanu Reeves). Dr. Martinez develops an interest in Erica, and Erica and Harry develop an interest in each other, to even thier own surprise. The film was nominated for Best Actress, for Diane Keaton, but lost to Monster (Charlize Theron took home the statue). In one scene, both Erica and Harry find themselves unable to sleep. They agree to meet in the kitchen, in thier pajamas. Erica begins to make blueberry pancakes, when the two are interrupted by Marin.
These blueberry pancakes are pretty easily put together. You could even combine and store the dry ingredients when you have the time, and add the wet ingredients to quicken it up later on. I used fresh blueberries, but frozen work just as well. They’re a little lighter in that they use unsweetened applesauce instead of fat. The resulting pancakes are every bit as fluffy and fantastic as thier full fat friends.
1 C. flour
1/2 C. skim milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbs. butter, melted
1 1/4 C. unsweetened applesauce
1 C. fresh or (thawed) frozen blueberries
Sift together flour, salt, and baking powder.
Combine milk, butter, and egg in a seperate bowl.
Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine well.
Stir in the vanilla and applesauce.
Stir in the blueberries.
Drop batter by 1/3 C. into a skillet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray and heated over medium heat.
When the batter bubbles, flip the pancake and cook the other side (about 3 minutes per side).
Makes about 6 pancakes.
Source: adapted from Nancy’s Kitchen