Monday, 2 May 2011

Buttermilk Pancakes

The first thing that I craved this morning were pancakes. Mmmmmm <3 now these are just amazing especially with maple syrup and some strawberries on top. 
I got this recipe from again: www.joyofbaking.com
Now with this recipe, you can do many things, which I did do before depending on what I feel like adding to the pancakes. You can add ripe bananas, blueberries, chocolate chips/ melt the chocolate chips and make the entire pancake chocolate, orange/lemon zest ( incredible smell while frying!! zest is the outer skin of the orange or lemon)  or you can just leave them plain. One of my favourites to make are orange zest pancakes!!!
Oh! and I ALWAYS add vanilla extract  even if the recipe doesn't ask for it, there is just something about the vanilla extract that adds something to the recipe. So I always add to the pancakes about 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. 
Here's their own picture of the pancakes:
Here's my own while frying them up:


Ingredients:
1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour
 ba teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons (28 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk
3 tablespoons (40 grams) unsalted butter, melted
Plus extra melted butter for greasing the pan.

Directions: 
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and melted butter. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, all at once, and stir or whisk just until combined. The batter should have some small lumps. Make sure you do not over mix the batter or the pancakes will be tough.
Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium high heat until a few sprinkles of water dropped on the pan or griddle splatter. Using a pastry brush, brush the pan with a little melted butter.
Using a small ladle or scoop, pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the pan, spacing the pancakes a few inches from each other. When the bottoms of the pancakes are brown and bubbles start to appear on the top surfaces of the pancakes (2-3 minutes), turn over. Cook until lightly browned (about 1-2 minutes).
Repeat with remaining batter, brushing the pan with melted butter between batches.
Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup or your favorite jam.
Makes about 8 - 3-inch (7.5 cm) pancakes. Preparation time 15 minutes.


Enjoy :) . What's your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

35 comments:

  1. Those look absolutely amazing pancakes are my favorite breakfast item next to french toast. Best meal of the day.

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  2. mmm so good, getting hungry!

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  3. I've never had anything like that... I assume they're like pancakes, but better :D If I want to give myself a treat I'll definitely try these out!

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  4. That looks outstanding.

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  5. hmmm..seemed very keen to try it, delicious..

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  6. I would love to break my diet to have some of those.

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  7. im hooked on pancakes too, i order them all the time, but i cant cook them to save my life, for some reason they always end up looking like tortillas :[

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  8. Love me some delicious pancakes, with extra syrup!

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  9. your blog makes me hungry..mmmm

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  10. my favorite thing for breakfast is toast, sausages, and fried tomatoes.

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  11. Breakfast is my favorite, I love how it's totally ok for syrup and butter to be part of the first meal of the day!
    Buttermilk pancakes are truly the best though. Your recipe is very similar to one that I use, looks tasty! Good advice on the vanilla, I'll have to try it next time.

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  12. DAMN that first image looks real Tasty

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  13. The first time I had buttermlk pancakes in the US I was alarmed at the proximity of bacon to the pancakes and syrup on my plate. However I was soon won over.
    My favourite breakfast is porridge made with water with a teaspoon of honey and some dried fruit mixed in and toasted English muffin with peanut butter and marmite.

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  14. I've always been a big fan of the classic Southern breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, grits, hashbrowns, coffee; the whole shebang. But pancakes do have their certain appeal to em.

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  15. aaahhhhhhhhh man, I just got through my morning cereal and then found your blog/pancake post...jealous.

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  16. Looks like I know what I'm having for breakfast now, cheers mate.

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  17. hard to beat a good buttermilk pancake!

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  18. Dude, those pictures make my mouth water...

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  19. Those look fantastic, well done.

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  20. Oh my they look amazing! Will be trying that out. Thanks :)

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  21. Love pancakes, but I suck at making them. Mine always come out deformed, lol.

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  22. Man those pancakes look good..

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  23. Hummmm, pancakes, lovely! :D

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  24. That looks so damn tasty *o*

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  25. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm i love pancakes in the morning. The lemon zest sounds tasty, I love lemons!

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  26. I do love pancakes, but lately breakfast has been too much of the Dunkin' Donuts variety. And they have lots of variety...

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  27. I SERIOUSLY HAVE A PROBLEM READING FOOD BLOGS LATE AT NIGHT! >< Those pancakes looks deliciousssssssss, and I'm not even a pancake kind of guy. Pancakes can get too heavy, but I want some NOW! :D Make me soooooome.

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  28. Wow that looks delicious!
    The favorite thing I make myself is an omelet, I bake 3 slices of white bread, then I put 3 pieces of ham on top of them, bake 3 eggs and when they are done I put some sauce on top (To your own liking)

    :D This is such a delicious blog! Followed!

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  29. Yum Pancakes, can't wait to cook a batch myself!

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  30. I'm hungry. Wish I was in a place where I could access milk. Following.

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