favorite recipes :: buttermilk pancakes
i love pancakes.
okay, i guess i have never met someone who doesn't, but i *really* love pancakes. and i don't require anything fancy. some blueberries is really all i need. good ones. preferably picked a day or 2 before using.
most weekends i make them. and if i don't, i want to. i've been known to try to talk my son into wanting them, too, so i don't feel like it's just for me, but really it is.
"want mommy to make pancakes?"
"no. i'll have some cereal."
"wanna HELP me make pancakes?"
"no. i'll have daddy flakes (translation: Wheaties) for breakfast."
"oh.......i thought we could make them together. warm up some yummy maple syrup!"
"that's okay, mommy."
*pause while i think harder*
"how about if we put CHOCOLATE chips in them??"
"okay mommy, but can i also have a few chocolate chips in a bowl, too?"
yes. i do what i have to do to make it appear like i'm doing it for the kid.
here is our favorite, favorite recipe for pancakes. add whatever fruit you like or chocolate chips.
adaped from martha's recipe out of her Comfort Foods book
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp.
salt 1 tablespoon sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus 1/2 teaspoon for griddle
Heat griddle. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and 4 tablespoons butter; whisk to combine. Batter should have small to medium lumps.
Heat oven to 175 degrees. Test griddle by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. If water bounces and spatters off griddle, it is hot enough. Butter the griddle.
Pour pancake batter with ladle. When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around edges, flip 'em. Cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.
Keeping finished pancakes on a heatproof plate in oven. Serve with butter and warmed maple syrup.
can you say, yum?