Saturday, October 2, 2010

Best Buttermilk Pancakes.

excuse the photo.
 i can make food taste good.  not so good at making it look good.

It's Saturday morning.  At my house, that usually means pancakes.  The boys are not too picky, they are happy with good old Bisquick or Krusteaz.  Hannah and I prefer homemade pancakes, but until a few months ago, I had yet to find a recipe that we loved.

Then I saw Martha Stewart's recipe.  And it was all over.  These pancakes are melt in your mouth, yum!  Maybe I'm the last person to find out about this recipe, but I thought I'd pass it along anyway.

Martha Stewart's Best Buttermilk Pancakes

*the key to fluffy pancakes is not to over mix the batter*
 *it should not be beaten smooth*

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups buttermilk
4 Tbsp melted butter, plus 1Tbsp for griddle

Heat griddle to 375 degrees.  Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl.  Add eggs, buttermilk and 4 Tbsp of melted butter; whisk to combine.  Batter should have small to medium sized lumps.  DO NOT OVER MIX.

Grease griddle with 1 Tbsp butter.  Pour about 1/3 cup batter into pools 2 inches away from another.  When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around edges, flip over.  Cook until golden on bottom.

::  kitchen notes  ::

i generally don't buy buttermilk, but it is worth it to have the real stuff on hand for these pancakes.  i've tried them with sour milk (1 Tbsp lemon juice + enough milk to make 1 cup) and they're ok.  but they taste so much better with real buttermilk.


Brooklet said...

I love buttermilk pancakes- they always remind me of when mom would make them when we were camping. Her recipes is just a little different than this one, so I'll have to give this a try.

Its a rare occassion when I buy buttermilk, but when I do, I get to make some of my favorite things all at once- buttermilk pancakes, buttermilk syrup, and my most favorite- texas sheet cake!

Susi Daw said...

Every Saturday, Spencer makes the best buttermilk waffles ever! Spencer grew up on them and buttermilk pancakes. I was lucky if I had cereal. His tradition of waffles on Saturday is one we all look forward to. But... we just might have to start a new tradition with this recipe. YUM!

Anonymous said...

how ironic! i was just searching for a good buttermilk pancake recipe last week, but i couldn't really find one.
we have breakfast for dinner every thursday night, so i have been wanting to try new recipes. thank you!

p.s. do you have a tasty whole wheat pancake recipe, too?

tharker said...


I do! I will post that just for you!!

Vanessa at Rescued Goods said...

Just found you through Dandee. Can't wait to try these recipes-Thanks for sharing!

tharker said...

Welcome Rescued Goods! Enjoy!!

Brook said...

Have you ever tried the powder buttermilk? I use it for my banana bread and wonder if it would work for this recipe too? I'll be brave and try and let you know!

tharker said...

I never have, but our cousin was just telling us that it's all she uses when a recipe calls for buttermilk. I'm sure it would be delicious! I'm excited to hear how it turne out!

Chelsie said...

You make me want to cook more;) Thanks for the recipes, all of your pancakes look delish!

Anonymous said...

These. Are. AMAZING, TOO! No joke!

I was a bit sceptical but I must say you have totally convinced me to always have (at least) 3 cups of buttermilk on hand!