Production of buttermilk is a little different than it was 50 years ago. In days gone by, buttermilk was the liquid that remained after cream was churned into butter. Today, commercial buttermilk is made by combining low-fat or nonfat milk with a natural bacteria that converts the milk sugars into acids producing a thick, soured milk. In baking goods as well as pancakes, buttermilk acts as a leavening agent when combined with baking soda. This creates gas bubbles resulting in light, fluffy pancakes with a rich flavor.
Pancakes are always a treat for breakfast - and they're even more fun to eat when cooked in whimsically shaped molds.
In a bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs on medium speed until frothy. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla. Stir just until the batter is smooth and no lumps of flour remain; do not over beat.
Heat a griddle over high heat until a few drops of water flecked onto the surface skitter across it. Lightly grease the griddle with vegetable oil or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Pour 1/3 cup of the batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on top and the batter is set, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more. Keep warm until all the pancakes are cooked.
Repeat with the remaining batter, adding more oil to the griddle as needed. Serve with maple syrup.
Makes 12 pancakes; serves 4.
Rajpaul prefers 1 3/4 cup of buttermilk rather than the full 2 cups.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (315g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 601 (69%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 66.8g||89 %|
|Saturated Fat 38g||190 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 19.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 4.5g|
|Cholesterol 164.2mg||51 %|
|Sodium 600.2mg||21 %|
|Potassium 359.1mg||9 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 55.6g||16 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.8g||7 %|
|Sugars, other 53.8g|
|Protein 12.9g||18 %|
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Calories per serving: 867
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