Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancakes

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"A very good basic buttermilk pancake recipe. These easy to make pancakes were wonderful, having great texture and flavor. Our family loved them!"

- sgrishka

Ingredients

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1 cup all-purpose bleached flour; (softer than unbleached)
2 tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
1 large egg
2 tbsp unsalted butter; melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Vegetable oil; for brushing the griddle

Original recipe makes 8

Servings  

Preparation

1. Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over low heat while preparing ingredients. Mix flour, sugar, salt (if using salted butter, reduce salt to 1/4 tsp.), baking powder and baking soda in a medium bowl.

2. Microwave buttermilk and milk in a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup to room temperature, 20 to 30 seconds. Whisk in egg, butter and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and whisk until just mixed.

3. Return batter to measuring cup, stirring in a teaspoon or so of water, if necessary, to make a thick but pourable batter.

4. Increase heat to medium and generously brush skillet or griddle with oil. When oil starts to spider, but before it starts to smoke, pour batter, about 1/4 cup at a time. Work in batches, if necessary, to avoid overcrowding. When pancake bottoms are golden brown and tops start to bubble, 2 to 3 minutes, flip pancakes; cook until golden brown on remaining side. Repeat, brushing skillet or griddle with oil. Serve hot.

Variations

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes: Follow pancake recipe, whisking 1 tsp. of finely grated lemon zest and 1 tsp. of poppy seeds into the dry ingredients.

Orange Cardamom Pancakes: Follow pancake recipe, whisking 1 tsp. of finely grated orange zest and 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom into the dry ingredients.

Gingerbread Pancakes: Follow pancake recipe, substituting 4 tsps. of molasses for the sugar and adding it to the wet ingredients, then whisking 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsps. ground ginger and 1/8 tsp. ground cloves into the dry ingredients.

Chocolate Chip Pancakes: Follow pancake recipe, sprinkling 1 Tb. of miniature chocolate chips over the uncooked side of each pancake as it cooks.

Banana Nutmeg Pancakes: Follow pancake recipe, whisking 1/2 tsp. nutmeg into the dry ingredients and dropping 5 or 6 thin slices of banana (you'll need 2 small bananas total) over the uncooked side of each pancake as it cooks.

Ginger Pancakes: Follow pancake recipe, whisking 1 tsp. ginger into the dry ingredients and sprinkling 1 Tb. of finely chopped crystallized ginger (about 1/2 cup total) over the uncooked side of each pancake as it cooks.

Lemon Blueberry Pancakes: Follow pancake recipe, whisking 1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest into the dry ingredients and sprinkling about 2 Tbs. frozen blueberries (you'll need about 1 cup total) over the uncooked side of each pancake as it cooks.

Almond Pancakes: Follow pancake recipe, substituting 1 tsp. almond extract for the vanilla extract.

Corn Pancakes: Follow pancake recipe, reducing flour to 3/4 cup and whisking 1/2 cup fine yellow cornmeal into dry ingredients, and sprinkling 2 Tbs. of frozen corn (about 1 cup total) over the uncooked side of each pancake as it cooks.

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Way too flat. Not fluffy at all.
AmberSmith0105 1 year ago
marksmith2 1 year ago
sherw 2 years ago
I was looking forward to making these and they were gross! Maybe I made them wrong? They just tasted like oil.
zeroquest 4 years ago
Delicious! Everyone loved them. Will definitely make these again.
vwbug405 4 years ago
A very good basic buttermilk pancake recipe. These easy to make pancakes were wonderful, having great texture and flavor. Our family loved them!
sgrishka 5 years ago
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2007/10/sunday_brunch_great_great_pancakes.html [I posted this recipe.]
Davediego 5 years ago
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