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Monday, January 14, 2008


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.
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?

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Blogger Duds said...

Why you gotta me hungry, pancake lady? Tell that kid of yours that he's got good taste... I won't eat a pancake either, unless it's got chocolate chips on top, or a sausage link in the middle! YUM!

January 14, 2008 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger slush said...

We love pancakes around here. I dont make them nearly enough. I really should do it more!

And the boy does have good taste. :)

January 15, 2008 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Okay! I admit it - I don't like pancakes!

Don't hurt me, pancake lady. ;)

I just don't like them. I love crepes and ultra thin pancakes, but those big flaky buttermilks...I just don't care for them. I know, how weird.

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January 15, 2008 at 11:17 AM  
OpenID lemontartlet said...

Those sound really good, gonna have to try them instead of my usual recipe. They're always welcome around here, D is a pancake addict!

January 15, 2008 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger steph- whisk/spoon said...

i really love them, too! they are my most favorite breakfast (or dinner, for that matter) and homemade ones are the best!

January 17, 2008 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger rhid said...

Yum! I'ma huge (let me correct that) HUGE pancake fan, although I make shocking pancakes. I will have to try this recipe!

January 24, 2008 at 2:29 PM  

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