The Secret Recipe Club is back for the first cycle of 2012. I was assigned the blog eggs milk and honey. The blog is written by Heather an American mother of four living in England. Her blog is filled with delicious family friendly recipes with glimpses of her family life in England. My motivation to replace processed food in our house this year without total household revolt has not dropped. I have successfully tackled and replaced the breakfast bars. When I read through Heathers blog I came across a recipe for buttermilk pancakes. This was a perfect opportunity to give bisquick the boot from my cupboard. I have to be honest I am not a pancake person. I like a bite but, I am much more and eggs and bacon girl. My kids and husband however, request pancakes at least once a week. I pull out the bisquick do a quick mix and pancakes are on the table. There are always a few left so, I freeze them to pop in the toaster later in the week. This Saturday I changed things up with Heather's recipe which is not much harder then bisquick but, tastes so much better then bisquick. They are light and fluffy with the perfect tang from the buttermilk. There was not a single cake left. My daughter even ate the little crunchy pieces that end up on the griddle. I knew this was going to replace my bisquick box once and for all so, I mixed up a few mason jars of the dry ingredients so, I can quickly pull them out and mix up a batch of perfect buttermilk pancakes.
1 cup flour 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup whole milk 1 large egg, separated 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Combine buttermilk and milk into small bowl. Whisk egg white into mixture. Mix yolk with melted butter in separate bowl. Then stir into milk mixture. Dump wet ingredients into dry ingredients all at once; whisk until just mixed.
Once the griddle or pan is hot enough, pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a lightly oiled or buttered surface. When the pancake surface starts to bubble and the bottom is lightly browned, turn over. It should take a couple of minutes. Cook until remaining side has browned.