Friday, April 18, 2008
Pancakes for Nate
We're big fans of a big breakfast. We like waffles, pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs cooked a million ways, French toast, you name it, we love it. After a big, beautiful wedding we attended on a Saturday night recently, we decided that some homemade pancakes would help bring us back to life on Sunday morning. I try to bake from scratch as much as possible, but I do still use mixes from time to time and depending on the circumstances. This time, per Nate's request, we made a batch of flap-jacks from scratch and they were DELICIOUS!! I had just enough buttermilk leftover from something else, and got to use it before it went bad, which was awesome :)
Seeing as I do not have a generations-old top-secret family buttermilk pancake recipe that I make all the time, I went digging around the Internet and found THIS RECIPE on All Recipes.
It's titled "Truck-Stop Buttermilk Pancakes" and with a name like that, you know they'd better be good!!
This has been scaled to 4 servings
"Truck Stop Buttermilk Pancakes"
Source: All Recipes
1/2 c milk
2 Tbsp butter, melted
1 2/3 c buttermilk
1 2/3 c all-purpose flour
1 3/4 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 tsp baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1 Tbsp and 2 tsp sugar
In a large bowl whisk eggs, butter and milks. In another bowl combine all dry ingredients. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until well combined. Adjust the batter thickness if needed by suing more flour (to make them thicker) or more buttermilk (if they seem too thick). (I didn't need to add a thing- they looked pretty good!)
Heat a large skillet or non-stick griddle to medium/medium-high heat. I use a ladle to pour out the flapjacks onto the griddle. When bubbles start appearing all over the "raw" side of the pancake (facing you) check the "doneness" of the cooked side with a spatula and flip when they are browned to your liking (some peeps like them super golden brown, while others may prefer a lighter pancake).
We served these with good ole butter and syrup, but they would be awesome with some fruit! This was a great, easy recipe that I will be using again. The pancakes were fluffy and delicious and they definitely helped our hangovers!!