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Monday, October 5, 2009

best buttermilk pancakes & butter syrup

First of all, I want to be crystal-clear that this recipe is right from Martha Stewart's website. In fact, here's the direct link. I just wanted to share this because it's the recipe we decided to try for Sunday brunch yesterday. And it's unanimous. They are undeniably amazingly yummy. This is so going down in the Higgins' Favorite Recipes. David was the main chef, actually, so total kudos to him.


[ Makes nine 6-inch pancakes ]

2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 c. buttermilk
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted, plus 1/2 teaspoon for griddle

Heat griddle to 375 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, and 4 tablespoons butter; whisk to combine. Batter should have small to medium lumps. Heat oven to 175 degrees (for keeping the finished pancakes warm). Test griddle by sprinkling a few drops of water on it. If water bounces and spatters off griddle, it is hot enough. Using a pastry brush, brush remaining 1/2 teaspoon of butter or reserved bacon fat onto griddle. Wipe off excess. Using a 4-ounce ladle, about 1/2 cup, pour pancake batter, in pools 2 inches away from one other. When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around edges, about 2 1/2 minutes, flip over. Cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute. Repeat with remaining batter, keeping finished pancakes on a heatproof plate in oven. Serve warm.

Says Martha's people: "The key to fluffy pancakes is not to overmix the batter; it should not be beaten smooth. If serving these pancakes with bacon, reserve half a teaspoon of bacon drippings to grease the griddle instead of butter."


And here's a perfectly complimentary -- and equally healthy (ha!) -- recipe to top those pancakes. This comes from my sister-in-law Heidi (thank you for sharing!).


1 c. heavy whipping cream
1 stick butter
1 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Melt together whipping cream, butter and sugar over low heat. Slowly increase heat until the mixture barely comes to a boil. Add vanilla & baking soda. Turn off heat while whisking continually until ready to serve.


Blogger Unknown said...

Sounds great!!!! Thanks they sound amazing. I'm sure my hips will think different:)


October 6, 2009 at 7:11 AM  
Blogger Amy from Colorado said...

We tried these(the pancakes) yesterday and the kids loved them. I ate some of the leftover pancakes with nutella and could have sworn I was in heaven. Thanks for sharing!

October 8, 2009 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Sounds yummy, we'll be trying them soon. We had Puffed French Toast with Coconut Syrup for our Sunday Conference Breakfast and it was also amazing!

October 8, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

OK - this syrup recipe ROCKS! I would not have believed it would be so good. Thanks for sharing it!

October 10, 2009 at 5:51 AM  
Blogger Jen T said...

So good! We had them for breakfast this morning. YUMMY!

October 10, 2009 at 2:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

You are a fan of pancakes and food coloring? Maybe you would like to try these out! Not my blog but don't they look yummy?!

October 26, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,

I use your recipes all the time. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if you could put a search on it, so I don't have to look month by month to find what I am looking for!

Thanks so much!


October 30, 2009 at 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried this recipe and WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! The butter syrup was a huge hit!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!!!

November 9, 2009 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Sandy @ Scrappy Habits said...

I've been on the lookout for a good pancake recipe, and this looks like you've hit the jackpot! can't wait to try them out :)

November 9, 2009 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Sooooo good. Pancakes and syrup. Kids loved them too. Thanks for the recipes.

November 10, 2009 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Kristie said...

MMMMmmmmmmm, gonna have to try it. That syrup sounds positively healthy (ditto the ha!)

November 14, 2009 at 1:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I can feel the syrup settling in on my belly as I type. I tried this recipe. Good pancakes and delicious syrup!

November 19, 2009 at 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

We had breakfast for dinner and loved both the pancakes and the syrup was TDF! Even my non-syrup loving kiddo adored it! Thanks for sharing. :)

December 30, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Sydney said...

I will be doing an extra workout tomorrow. I'm not a huge pancake fan but somehow today, I totally forgot about dinner. I whipped these babies up last minute and we all cleared our plates!


January 5, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger kat-in-texas said...

My family LOOOOOOOOVES these pancakes!!! I thought the Melt-in-your-mouth pancakes by Bisquick were good until I had these! And they syrup is purely insane!!! ha.

Thanks for sharing Becky!!!

January 9, 2010 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Leah said...

What is 1 stick of butter? How much is that?

January 11, 2010 at 3:30 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

I just made these pancakes and syrup and OMG! The pancakes are a bit thin and I'm not sure if that is my fault or the recipe. However, they are so very tasty!!! I would never even dream of putting anything other than maple syrup on pancakes but I am now a changed woman. I told my family that the greatest scrapbooker that ever lived gave me this recipe and they were highly impressed!

February 6, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Anonymous Shawness said...

So good, I just discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago. I have tried a few recipes since then. Keep up the great work.

February 25, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

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