Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Buttermilk Pancakes

This morning I ran into a friend and her daughter at the library for story time.  Afterwards, while Charlie and Alyssa played unicorn and power washer {Alyssa was a unicorn, Charlie was a man with a power washer ~ if there was any doubt}, Patty and I sat at a table and talked {uninterrupted} for more than an hour. I must say, I was feeling rather Parisian. {Click here if you haven't seen the WSJ article.}  Anyway, as 12 o'clock rolled around, lunch requests were made by the little peeps.  Pancakes!  Patty asked if I had a recipe I liked and I gladly told her I would email it. Since my camera was still in the kitchen, I decided a blog post would be better.  So, like any normal mother I prepared our lunch and then had a photo session with my food before I dug in.  Perfectly normal.  At least for bloggers anyway :)  Here is my favorite recipe...

Buttermilk Pancakes
1 3/4 c flour
2 T sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 egg
1 1/2 c buttermilk
3 T canola oil
3-4 T milk

1. combine flour + sugar + baking powder + baking soda + salt in a medium bowl.
2. combine buttermilk + egg + oil in a measuring cup, whisk to beat up the egg a little.
3. pour buttermilk mixture into dry ingredients and mix till combined with a wooden spoon.  
the batter will be very thick. you can use it like this or add a couple splashes of regular milk to thin it out.  i prefer it this way and it ensures that the inside batter will be fully cooked when the outside is golden. 
4. cook over med high heat till golden, flipping once. top with butter + syrup + banana for me!

{please tell me you leave one bite on your plate too,  
just to make yourself feel like you didn't eat the whole thing!}
{and for the record, tablecloths and linen napkins are not normal for our lunches!  
i figured bounty towels wouldn't cut it in a photo, 
even though I used two to clean up our sticky faces!}


  1. These look amazing. I adore your blog and am a faithful follower now. I look forward to each blog post.I will definitely be making these in the near future. I am new to the blogging world and just started my own blog in December "Sara's House" and your blog is most definitely inspiring. Keep the posts coming.

    Sara @

  2. Nothing's better than buttermilk pancakes! !!!! Have a great day

  3. Yum! Whenever I suggest breakfast foods for a meal other than breakfast, my daughter thinks that I'm the coolest mom in the world. Must remember to do this again soon!

    By the way, what is your silver pattern? I love it!

    1. oh dear. i haven't a clue. they were wedding gifts. 13+ years ago. we registered at macy's, but that is about all i remember. sorry!

  4. Tessa,
    Looks so good! Love your adding the cut-up bananas on the top. I am going to make these for my three men this weekend!


  5. my mouth is watering! those look delish - don't you love the parisian way of life?!?

  6. I"ve never known why, but I almost always leave a bite on my plate! Cut from the same cloth!

  7. Tess, You can call me Tiff. My parents are divorced and remarried and btwn them I have three sisters (and a brother) sister calls me Tiffany, one calls me Tiffy, and on calls me Tiff. The only thing I could not stand growing up with my last name being Skipper is if somebody called me Skippy. Ugh. I wish I had those pancakes right now! At 10pm.

  8. YUMMY!
    We have a sunday night BREAKFAST FOR DINNER tradition at our house. I'll have to put this on the menu for this weekend!

    I rarely ever leave a bite. :)

  9. Yum ~ they look delicious!
    This sounds wonderful for a weekend breakfast!


  10. Momma I love pancakes with real maple syrup...YUM! I have to make them gluten free now days. I usually make up a big batch on Saturday morning and freeze a bunch for the rest of the week. I just don't think you can go wrong. I am still so impressed with your photography!

    Amy R.

  11. delicious, just made a batch for Sunday morning breakfast. Best ever - From Connecticut