Monday, February 11, 2013

Buttermilk Pancakes

A funny thing happened the other day, I got very proud about making pancakes at 8 am. Yeah to both, pancakes, 8am!! The reason this was such a milestone is I was I'll for a long period of time and as I make the climb to good health again, I seem to forgotten how. Pancakes and proudness helped! So if you are feeling like you want to heal yourself a bit make pancakes! You can have add ins, even sprinkles! You can make shapes, various colour or just a stack of regular pancakes like I did. Okay I did make 2 giant pancakes at the end because I was getting tired haha

This is my Mum's basic recipe I am sharing with you, I use buttermilk and Mum used to use whole milk. both come out fluffy, the secret is mix by hand, not too much, and let batter stand 5 minutes. You can also pop this batter in the fridge the night before ut please bring to room temperature before you griddle them! For a non stick method a few things can occur, you can make a salt bad using cheesecloth and 1/2 cup of salt, tie into a Hobo pack and rub on pan, screw up the first pancake or use cooking spray. My method is the the first 2.

Buttermilk Pancakes (photo to come next time I make these, that took too much energy this time) its okay right?

2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
21/4 cups buttermilk reserving 1/4 cup in case it is thin enough depending on your altitude I only use 2 cups.
4 large eggs
1/4 cup cooking oil (you can use melted cooled butter if you like, I've used both)
You can also mix all the dry ingredients together and put in ziplock bags for quick homemade pancake mix! Great for camping!
Mix all dry ingredients together and make a well for the wet ingredients. Mix wet ingredients together well, this is when I add 3 tsp vanilla! You can put your add ins here. Sprinkles work but I like non pariels better! Blueberries are another fave, I gently flour 1 cup with 1 tbsp of flour, you get the idea.
Combine the wet to the dry and mix by hand just until let mixed. Drop onto a prepared preheated to 350 degrees griddle or frypan. Cook until you see bubbles emerge over the entire surface of the pancake and flip to cook the other side to golden, serve with your fave toppings! Enjoy!

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