Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ralphie's Famous Buttermilk Pancakes

More breakfast for dinner for us last night. Pancakes, fresh strawberries, and scrambled eggs with cheese. I got this recipe (obviously) from Ralphie. FOUR STARS. We've both never had a better pancake!

3 cups flour
3 Tbs. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder (3 tsp.)
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1/3 cup melted butter

1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs, and melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.
2. Heat a non-stick griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. You can flick water across the surface and if it beads up and sizzles, it's ready!
3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon or fork to blend. Stir until it's just blended together. Do not over stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/2 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Variation: Don't forget the indulgent variation of sprinkling a few chocolate chips onto the pancake right after you pour the batter on the griddle!

Note: This recipe makes a lot and is difficult to half but very easy to make 1/3 or 2/3 since almost all the ingredients come in threes. For 1/3 just use about 2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp milk and 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp butter. On the other hand, I always double the recipe, freeze extra and make it so I don't have to think about what to feed the kids for a couple weeks!

1 comment:

Ralphie said...

man, I need some buttermilk.