Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Buttermilk Pancakes


We all know that pancakes are perfection for breakfast, right? But, did you know that they are also pretty nifty for dinner? It's true.
Breakfast for dinner is almost better than breakfast for breakfast.
Almost.
I think I found the best recipe for pancakes - whether you are having them for breakfast OR for dinner. The buttermilk flavor is very mild but still noticeable.
Plus, they are the puffiest pancakes EVER. Really.

Buttermilk Pancakes

Ingredients
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
pinch salt

2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
 
Directions
Whisk together dry ingredients (first 5) in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together wet ingredients (next 4).
Stir together in a large bowl until just combined. Set aside.
Let sit for at least 10 - 15 minutes before using.
Heat a non-stick frying pan or griddle over medium heat. (Even if I use a non-stick pan I still lightly spray it with cooking spray)
Spoon 1/4 sized scoops onto hot pan. Cook until bubbles start to break on surface. Flip over and cook other side until done. The second side only takes about a minute.
Serve immediately.
 
I make pancakes from Bisquick from time to time and I have to say those are okay too.
But, if you want really, really, REALLY fantastic, fluffy, and tasty pancakes then I hope you give this recipe a try.
They were so puffy. The photo doesn't really do them justice.
One of the first differences I noticed between a mix pancake recipe and this scratch pancake recipe is the batter. I have a 4 cup measuring cup/bowl that I make my batter in because then I can just pour out the batter. Well, with a mix the batter fits in the bowl and I have room to stick my whisk in there and give it a stir if I want to.
With this recipe.....
I originally had a tiny bit of room but then - once the buttermilk reacted with the baking soda and powder - *poof* the batter grew, and grew, and grew.
And grew.
Up over the lip of the bowl and down onto the counter. I was not prepared for that.
Just a warning for you.
Use a BIG bowl.

3 comments:

  1. When I grew up on the farm, mom always had pancake brunch on Sundays. And that was the day that the neighbor woman let her son come over and play. Mother found out afterwards, years after, that the mother was saying around the community, "no wonder those Rice kids are so skinny; all they eat is pancakes." Mom could laugh about it, and consider the source...lol

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  2. I made these for Thanksgiving morning breakfast before all the holiday commotion. And you were right THEY'RE AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!
    I'm making them again tonight for breakfast...for dinner ;)

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