Buttermilk Pancakes

 

Dry Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour (or 8 ½ oz Gluten Free flour)

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

 

Wet Ingredients

2 eggs

2 ½ cups buttermilk *

¼ teaspoon vanilla

 

Add-In

1-2 cups blueberries (optional)

  1. In separate bowls, whisk together the dry and moist ingredients
  2. Make a well in the dry ingredients, and add the wet ingredients
  3. Whisk just to combine the ingredients. You are not looking for a super-smooth batter, so some lumps are okay
  4. Pour onto heated, greased griddle from a ¼ or 1/3 cup measure. Drop blueberries onto pancakes, as desired.  Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until bubble form on the pancakes, and the bottoms are browned. Flip the pancakes, and cook for another 1-2 minutes

Makes approximately 16 pancakes.  Serve with warm maple syrup.

 

The following buttermilk substitutions are good, but not as terrific as buttermilk. Lowfat buttermilk works well, too.

  • If you don’t have buttermilk, use yogurt, and add a bit of milk to get the texture you want. That is, thick but pourable.
  • If you don’t have yogurt, add 2 ½ tablespoons of distilled (clear) vinegar to a cup measure, and fill it the rest of the way, to 2 ½ cups, with whole or 2% milk. Let it rest for 10 minutes before using. It’ll be slightly thickened and a bit curdled.

Miscellaneous notes:

  • For a slightly different flavor, use 2/3 of a cup of white flour, and 1/3 cup of whole wheat, or buckwheat flour
  • To test the griddle to the right temperature, toss a drop of water on to it. If nothing happens, it’s too cool.  If the water droplet sizzles and bounces up, it’s ready.  If the water just sizzles, the griddle is a bit too hot
  • The pancakes are ready to be flipped when they are browned on the bottom, and bubbles are starting to appear on the top.
  • Bizarre pancake rule #1: when you cook your first batch of pancakes, just make a few of them. These always come out a bit flatter than the others