Monday, February 13, 2012

buttermilk pancakes


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.



buttermilk pancakes

source: eggs milk and honey

Ingredients

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.


20 comments:

Jamie said...

Those look like perfect pancakes :)

Daniel Saraga said...

Those pancakes look delicious - nice and fluffy (and yeah, the pat of butter on top helps). Great photo.

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Mmmm, we love buttermilk pancakes in our home! Yours looks so fluffy and yummy!
Jo-Anna

chewingthefat said...

Wow. That 'stack' looks literally PERFECT--like something you'd see in a magazine! I love the fact that they look like pancakes not skinny crepes--pancakes should have some 'bite' to them!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

What a gorgeous picture! I'm pretty sure that my kids could eat pancakes daily!

Lisa~~ said...

Delicious looking, great recipe.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

I'm in the SRC, too. Fun getting to see everyone's creations! This looks so good and we're neighbors. I'm in San Diego!

Karista said...

Love Heather's blog too! Which is how I found your beautiful blog. Think I'm going to have to make those pancakes. :)

Erin @ WholesomeRD said...

I've been craving pancake lately and these look delicious! I'll probably add some fruit on top! YUM!

Fallon said...

What a great idea to make a dry mix and place in a mason jar for future pancakes! These look so yummy.

Trisha said...

Its always great to find a good recipe to replace the ready mixes. The pancakes look great, its no wonder that there were none left over :)

Betsy said...

I too am more of an eggs and bacon girl, but if you add blueberries, I love pancakes too! If you don't want to keep buttermilk on hand, you can add 1 T. lemon juice to 1 c. regular milk and let it stand for 5 minutes. I do it all the time!

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Catherine said...

These look great. I don't think I can ever get sick of buttermilk pancakes.

XO,
Catherine
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Heather said...

Wow that stack looks so appetizing! I want some now. Glad they were a hit.

That Girl said...

These are my kind of pancakes - thick and bisquick free!

Aimee said...

Perfect recipe choice! Yum.

ButterYum said...

What an amazing photo - magazine worthy, really! If you haven't had a chance, please stop by and visit my SRC post for Giant Chocolate Toffee Cookies

http://butteryum.blogspot.com/2012/02/giant-chocolate-toffee-cookies.html

:)
ButterYum

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

There's nothing more I love for breakfast than buttermilk pancakes, and yours look mouthwatering Allison! Thanks for sharing. You have a great blog and I'm glad to have found it!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

pancakes are "the it" food in our house for breakfast and these look fantastic. Nothing beats buttermilk anything- pancakes, waffles or biscuits. Buttermilk RULES!

Desi said...

Wow great photo! I always have probs photographing pancakes... and mine always turn out then. Yours are thick and so photogenic!

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