Thursday, February 11, 2010

Buttermilk pancakes (p. 644)

I needed to make plenty of food for the week. I don't know how I feel about the nocturnal schedule I'm currently on. I get a lot of work done during the night. I go into the office from about midnight until about seven am when it's entirely empty. There is nothing online to distract me. And I work, work, work. The problems with the schedule are that it's really difficult to cook because Josh is either sleeping (and I don't want to stomp around in the kitchen right above the bed) or I just woke up. It's also difficult to run errands to places like the bank because they are only open during my sleeping time!

So I've been trying to cook a lot all at once so it can just be heated up. And I thought Buttermilk pancakes (p. 644) fit the bill. Buttermilk pancakes are essentially the same as pancakes but with buttermilk instead of regular milk, a little more baking soda, and a little less baking powder.
Dry ingredients in one bowl, wet in the other:

Mix them together, being careful not to overbeat:

And cook in a medium pan until bubble start to rise to the top, flip, and finish cooking.

Delicious! I really liked this recipe. The buttermilk lent a nice slightly sour flavor to the pancakes and they were light and fluffy. I made a big pile of them and then heated them up over the week. I like to make little pancakes instead of big ones.

I will absolutely make this recipe again--I like pancakes and they are so easy and fast.

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  1. This is a good choice for ready-to-eat foods... do you just pop them in the toaster?

  2. That would probably work really well but I was just using the microwave. I'm sure you could freeze them too! They really are great RTE foods.

  3. Wow, I'll have to try that recipe, Jessica. :-D

  4. That's a good idea to just make up a big batch to reheat later. I love buttermilk pancakes but hate buying a whole thing of buttermilk for only one morning's meal. This is kinda of a "duh" solution!

  5. I have discovered anything made with buttermilk is delicious. I have a carrot cake with caramel topping - both made with buttermilk and it is to die for. Your pancakes look awesome.

  6. Jennifer, I know! Pancakes and waffles heat up really well and are perfect for when you are busy.

    Anon--that sounds amazing!

    I also have heard that buttermilk helps baked goods at high altitude (helps them actually turn out).


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