Ok, I admit, I'm usually the mommy that pours the water into the bowl with the bisquik mix and calls it good.
But every once in a while, I like making the pancakes from scratch.
Yesterday I made some homemade butter and had a cup of buttermilk leftover, just perfect for this recipe. I know it's easier to use premade pancake mixes, but trust me, all you need is just 5 minutes to mix all these ingredients and the pancakes you get are a million times better. So fluffy, sweet and just delicious. My kids LOVE these.
Recipe from: Joy of Baking
1 cup (140 grams) all-purpose flour
1 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
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.