I have a small patch of black raspberries in my garden, which have done their best to prove to me that even in their limited space, they can be as vigorous as anything else I grow.
The berries are notably smaller than my red raspberries, and very tasty. We mostly eat them out of hand, but there is one black raspberry recipe I look forward to every year: black raspberry pancakes.
This is only our usual pancake mix with a handful of berries stirred in. They’re perfect for this: small and firm and tart. Normally the kids ask me not to put fruit in their pancakes, preferring chocolate chips instead, but I didn’t hear any complaints when I made these the other day.