I tried a new recipe for buttermilk pancakes that’s very similar to my other ones. I was very happy with the result and so was my own personal Alex Si Hente (from the old Savarin Coffee commercial), my son Benji. I also made them for my mother’s best friend Adele, and she enjoyed them as well, commenting that she loved my pancakes, but no others!
adapted from ohsweetbasil.com melt in your mouth buttermilk pancakes:
- 2 cups organic King Arthur brand unbleached flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 extra large eggs- fresh from the farm, separated
- 2 cups Friendship 1.5 percent fat (make sure you shake before using)
- 2 tablespoons melted and cooled butter (either salted or unsalted- I happened to use salted)
First, melt butter in small microwave-safe dish and set aside to cool. Put dry ingredients in large mixing bowl.
Measure buttermilk in pyrex glass cup measurer. Then add egg yolk to the buttermilk. Add melted butter and mix till well blended.
In separate glass bowl by hand with wire whisk or using a hand-held mixer (I did this by hand), mix egg whites till almost stiff, but not quite.
Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and fold in with rubber spatula till almost smooth- but batter still has some lumps. Then fold in egg whites gently.
Heat non-stick griddle. Then coat very lightly with butter. Do not let your butter brown! Scoop 1/4 cup spoonfuls onto hot griddle. Leave alone till you have the idea that the undersides are brown, use a spatula and peek under. If sufficiently browned, carefully flip with a wide spatula. Cook till browned nicely on other side.
Serve immediately with butter and pure maple syrup.