“Buttermilk pancakes” need I say more? Ok, you know those people that “love” breakfast, real breakfast with sides of hash browns, scrambled eggs and sausage? I am one of those people and when I want pancakes this is my go to recipe. The key to this batter is not stirring it very much. Over mixing it will destroy the fluffy and that is a crime. The batter will be lumpy and bumpy and that’s exactly what you want. You can as always add your own spin on them. When in the mood I add cinnamon or lemon zest and blueberry or apple cranberry compote. Let’s investigate.
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1¼ tsp baking soda
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp melted butter
Melt the butter and set aside to cool. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a large measuring cup, whisk buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla together. Add buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients. This batter is not meant to be stirred very much so start at the bottom and fold the batter over itself 8 times gently swiping the sides of the bowl as you fold down. Then add the melted butter and stir another 4 times the same way. That’s it no more stirring. The batter should be very lumpy. Rest the batter in the fridge for 15 minutes. During this time heat your griddle or large non-stick pan. Lightly grease your griddle and scoop out batter in about 2-3 tablespoon portions. This will make large pancakes. If you want smaller ones decrease the tablespoons. Flip the pancakes once you see the surface is filled with bubbles and continue to cook until done. Makes about 15-18 pancakes and they freeze well too.
About Chef Mariea Cobb
I come from a long line of women who share the gift of food with their families. As a kid I loved learning and experimenting in the kitchen, that did not change when I grew up and trained at The Art Institute. As a pastry chef I am still passionate about the art of good food and the magic of a great dessert. My team and I are bringing Crumb Scene to life in 2015 and hope you will join us.
Mariea Cobb – firstname.lastname@example.org