Sunday, May 6, 2007

Favorite Pancakes

We've been making pancakes for years at the Steingruebl household. As with many seemingly simple things they can be a lot tricker than you'd expect to get right.

We finally settled on a favorite pancake recipe that seems to turn out right every time. I'm sharing it because I'm sure that if you ever meet Elise she could quote the recipe to you by heart as well as the colors of the different measuring spoons we use.

3/4 Cup White Flour
1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Power
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/2 Tsp Salt

1 Cup Buttermilk
2 Tablespoons melted butter
1 egg
1 Tsp Vanilla

We use the powdered buttermilk. You mix 4 Tablespoons of the buttermilk in with the dry ingredients and use 1 cup water with the wet stuff.

Mix up all the wet ingredients separately otherwise the butter doesn't get mixed in properly. Put them together and you should get a nice fluffy bubbly batter.

I cook the pancakes on medium heat about 1/3 of a cup at a time on the center of a griddle since they seem to turn out a lot evener that way. Doing smaller ones on the griddle (its stovetop griddle) leaves the pancakes a little uneven in how they get done.

Kind of a silly posting here, but these have become our favorite breakfast treat and we thought we'd pass the recipe along.

Oh - if you want to because these are buttermilk pancakes and tend to puff pretty well you can add blueberries without a lot of trouble. Mix them in after you put all of the ingredients together. 1 to 1 1/2 Cups should do it.

1 comment:

Peter said...

Mmm... Pancakes. I'll definitely be trying out this recipe soon. I gots to has my pancakes!