Thursday, February 6, 2014
Favorite Buttermilk Pancake Recipe...Ever!
Growing up, pancakes were the stuff of yellow boxes with blue lettering. Somehow I had made it all the way to young adulthood having never made pancakes from scratch, so naturally when I started trying, I discovered the "simple" breakfast flapjack was far from simple. As it turned out, I messed up almost every batch I made!
I guess I should have read a little more carefully as I have the tendency to skim over recipes rather than really soak them in...hmmm...maybe I need to get this notion out of my head that I'm, like, so good I don't need recipes because they're for people who don't know how to cook and blah blah blah.
So I stopped and went, wait a minute girl, you've never made pancakes that didn't come out of a box! Try a little humility, hey?
I know it's been shouted over and over from every mountain top from here to Pluto since the beginning of pancake-making time, but seriously, don't over-stir the batter! If it freaks you out to see all those lumps, just smash them with your finger after you pour the batter on the griddle.
Here's the recipe that's been working consistently for me. I use whole wheat flour though, because it tastes better and it's healthier!