Monday, April 3, 2017

Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

When you are a parent, you greet Sundays by waking up at 7am. It is either the kids are eager to be up and playing, or perhaps it is by habit of 6am weekdays, that your body alarm wakes you somewhere there, and by the time you laze on your bed, and crawl out, its just 7am! Yes, JUST 7 freaking AM.

However waking super early on Sundays is really fruitful when you have exciting breakfast plans ahead. On Saturday night I prepared the pancake butter, and slept through the night only to spring up and excited to make and dig into 'em fluffy pancakes, and a little spring was caused by kids crowding the bed too.

This is one of the weekly food that I pack for Sanju, for he loves them with hazelnut spread. But really, it is not the same preparing and packing them to be eaten later. When you make those pancakes, and eat immediately, still hot from the pan, with sinful amount of butter and your favourite toppings, that is when it works well. On top of that, there's nothing like sharing happiness over food with the whole family. Sunday pancake breakfast is just perfect for this reason!

This buttermilk pancake recipe is the simplest, yet the most fluffy pancakes you will ever make or eat. You don't have to separate the whites and yolks, yes, I super hate doing the separation. Eggs are meant to be used together, they are like a family, please don't break them up.

Simple, as I said, because it just requires ones of everything.. it is like 1-1-1 recipe. You require 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of buttermilk and 1 egg. And then there's 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp vanilla essence, pinch of baking soda and some salt. That's it. 

Don't worry if you don't have buttermilk. Usually I just make my own by mixing 1 cup milk with 1 tbsp vinegar, giving it a good stir and sit for 10 minutes. It's that simple!

So you can start by mixing the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder/soda and salt) at one place and wet ingredients (buttermilk, egg and vanilla essence) at another. Then mix them together, gently whisk with a fork. Don't worry about having lumps. Let it sit overnight in the fridge, and make your yummy pancakes in the morning.

I use the curry ladle to scoop one ladle onto the pan. I am using Mr DIY premium marble pan, and loving it. You should get bubbles like below, and then you can turn.

See the even brown-ness, it is so hard to achieve with regular pan.

This recipe can make up to 9 medium sized pancakes. And just for the sake of this blog, here's me stacking 'em pancakes.

Check out the rise of every pancake. That is pure chemistry between the buttermilk and baking soda. 

Each and every bite compensates you waking early on a Sunday morning. In fact they are so addictive you will tempted to whip them up every morning, or rather night, as you will see, they make the best pancakes if the batter is left overnight.

We have it with crazy amount of butter, drippings of honey, squirts of chocolate sauce topped with homemade granolas. How does it get any better than this. Oh, yes, bananas, or any fruits available to you. Happy trying!

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