Sunday, March 3, 2013

Eat Something Sunday: Fluffy, Puffy, Pancakes

Pancakes are a favorite comfort food of mine. While I grew up with pancakes usually made (with lots of love) from a classic mix (Bisquick & Krusteaz were our house staples), making them from scratch is both tasty and really quite easy. So many pancake recipes use buttermilk for it's tangy touch. I love buttermilk pancakes. But I love the ease of making these pancakes and their uber fluffiness more. Using vinegar combined with milk to sour it - and create a similar effect to buttermilk - is the secret. And what a marvelous secret it is! Light, airy pancakes that brighten up any breakfast or brunch.

Fluffy, Puffy, Pancakes
adapted from AllRecipes

makes 8-10

1 cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 large egg
2 Tbsp butter, melted
3/4 c milk
1/4 c white vinegar

1 - Measure your milk out and add to it the white vinegar. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to allow it to sour. Don't worry if it looks weird. It'll be ok.

2 - In the meantime combine dry ingredients in a medium to large-sized bowl.

3 - After the milk has had time to sour, whisk into it the egg and the melted butter.

4 - Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until there are absolutely no lumps .

5 - Let it sit for 3-5 minutes. Yes. Let it rest. This is something I learned that makes so much difference in this recipe. Let the vinegar and the baking soda do their thing. If you don't let it rest, the pancakes aren't nearly as fluffy.

6 - Now that the batter has rested, cook the pancakes by 1/4 cupfuls at a time in a large pan/skillet/griddle/pancake-cooking-surface-of-your-choice. Be sure to allow bubbles to appear before flipping. Cook until golden brown.

Mmmm….pancakes. Serve with toppings of your choice and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Mmmm. I love pancakes and these look wonderful! Your photos are beautiful, too. I especially love the photo with all of the ingredients set out.

laura kate said...

That's sweet of you to say. I've been working on making food photos a bit more interesting. :)

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