pancakes

you know what my favorite part of pancakes is? the smell. there’s nothing quite like it, and i find it very comforting. i like to sniff my pancakes before i eat them. :)

blueberry

classic pancakes
from the america’s test kitchen family baking book

2 cups (10 oz) ap flour
2 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups buttermilk
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg
veggie oil for pan

1. whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. in a medium bowl, whisk the buttermilk, melted butter, and egg together. make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour the buttermilk mixture into the well, and gently whisk together until just incorporated with a few lumps remaining (do not overmix).

pancake_mix

2. heat a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. brush the pan bottom with a thin layer of the oil. using 1/4 cup of batter per pancake, add the batter to the skillet (2-3 will fit at a time) and cook until large bubbles begin to appear about 2 minutes (if you aren’t sure how hot your skillet is, test it by cooking a small, sacrificial pancake to get the lay of the land).

raw_pancakes

if you are making blueberry pancakes, add 1 tbsp fresh blueberries over each pancake after adding the batter to the skillet.

raw_blueberry

3. flip the pancakes and continue to cook until golden brown, about 1.5 minutes. transfer the pancakes to a wire rack and keep warm in the oven (200F). repeat with remaining batter, brushing the skillet with oil as needed.

pancakes

comments: “sacrificial pancake” is an awesome phrase. i bet christopher kimball said that. he’s so funny… here’s our cute sacrificial pancake:

sacrificial_pancake

anyway, these pancakes were nice and fluffy and delicious.

blueberry_pancakes

we made some blueberry and some plain. i think i like plain the best – nothing distracting you from the pancake itself. and gotta put lots of syrup… i like to flood mine with syrup (i added more after taking this picture):

pancakes_syrup

hey and look at our cool griddle that we got as a wedding gift. you can flip it over and it has a grilling surface too. it is quite awesome. anyway, remember to sniff your pancakes. inhale deeply!

6 thoughts on “pancakes

  1. why didn’t you do a bunny pancake? i remember reading an article where they mention making animal shaped pancakes with their kids. pancakes are really quite full of creative potential!

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