My husband has always enjoyed mornings of homemade pancakes, so the rewards of hearing "wow's", "thank you" and "pass me more please" has kept me from buying boxed brands that are quick and easy to prepare. Although.. homemade pancakes are totally easy to mix quickly and enjoy within a half hour. So it totally surprised me when a new pancake from my kitchen was born, the Buttermilk version. I never buy buttermilk so I had never made them until this past weekend. A few cake recipes I have recently made called for buttermilk so it was still on my refrigerator shelf. When I went to grab the milk for pancakes only a few tablespoons drizzled out of the carton, hmm, I promised my Valentine pancakes so I grabbed the buttermilk and my BHG cookbook for a recipe. We were all shocked at how much better the buttermilk version was. They are lighter, softer and less pasty. Really! I can't believe I went all these years not having a buttermilk pancake! :) This is the recipe from the BHG cookbook. I doubled it and wrote the new equivalencies here.
Have you a pancake preference?
Ciao and Buon Appetito!
*Doubled from the new BHG Cookbook
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
½ Teaspoons Baking soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Beaten Eggs
2 ¼ cups Buttermilk
4 Tablespoons Cooking Oil
1. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl use a fork to combine egg, buttermilk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be slightly lumpy).
2. For standard-size pancakes, pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a hot, lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet, spreading batter if necessary. For dollar-size pancakes, use about 1 tablespoon batter. Cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until pancakes are golden brown, turning to second sides when pancakes have bubbly surfaces and edges are slightly dry. Serve warm. If desired, top with syrup. Makes 12 standard-size pancakes or 40 dollar-size pancakes.