Note: if you don't have buttermilk handy, use regular 2% milk + 1 t. lemon juice or white vinegar. The lemon juice/vinegar will curdle the milk. Let it set for approximately 5 minutes.
Mrs. Bean's Buttermilk Pancakes
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
3 tablespoons cooking oil
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Maple syrup and/or butter (or my favorites, jelly/jam or butter w/sugar sprinkle)
Stir together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt) in a large bowl. Then, in separate bowl, beat together the egg, buttermilk, and oil. Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy. Do not over mix.
Lightly grease a pan or griddle and warm to a medium heat. For an average-sized pancake, pour a hefty spoonful of batter into the pan and cook it until the underside has turned golden brown, or air bubbles have risen to the top of the cooking batter. Flip the pancake and cook it for the same amount of time on the opposite side, or until equally golden brown on the bottom.
Serve pancakes hot with butter and maple syrup.
|The Kids Photographed Their Golden Pancakes|
From: The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick Afterwords.