Friday, July 6, 2012

Buttermilk Pancakes

Next week I will post about why there is no Fish Friday post but I thought it fitting to do a breakfast post as we head into the weekend.

I think by now everyone can gather I really like Masterchef, but I never watched the first season. I have no valid reason for not watching it. So I missed out on that finale where Julie Goodwin shocked all of Australia and won. My Grandma (on my Mum’s side) knows I love cooking so she bought Julie Goodwin’s Our Family Table  for me. It’s not a bad cookbook, and as the title suggests, is all about meals the family can enjoy. For some reason I’ve always wanted to try and make (and eat) buttermilk pancakes. So I finally pulled out her cookbook one morning and gave her buttermilk pancakes a go for breakfast. Disclaimer: I don’t know how chefs get these perfectly round pancakes, other than assuming they use massive round cookie cutters or similar and cook them in a pan in the cutters?!?

What you will need:
1 Cup / 150g Self Raising Flour
¼ teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
¼ Cup / 55g Caster Sugar
1¼ Cup / 310ml Buttermilk
1 Egg
Olive Oil Cooking Spray
To serve – your choice of fruit, icing sugar, maple syrup…

Sift the flour and bicarb soda in a bowl (or “sift” with a whisk) and sir in sugar. 

Flour mixture
Lightly whisk the buttermilk and egg together. 
Buttermilk mixture
Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture.  
Buttermilk mixture & Flour mixture
 Gently stir in the egg/buttermilk mixture.
Half way combined
Half way through mixing, it will look lumpy and kinda of curdled. Keep whisking, it will get smooth.  
Fully combined
Heat a frying pan over medium/low heat and spray with oil (caution – if you have a gas stove top, don’t spray the pan over the flame, take the pan away from the stove top and open flame to spray). Pour ¼ cup, or as much as you desire, of the batter into the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until bubbles start to appear in the batter, and then flip, cooking the other side for about 1 minute. 
Pancake batter bubbles
 Repeat with the remaining mixture. 
One of my better ones!
Serve with your choice of fruit, icing sugar, syrups or sauces or lemon slices. Makes approximately 8.
Plain & simple Buttermilk Pancakes
Personally, my favourite pancake buddy is either maple syrup, good maple syrup, or icing sugar with strawberries and a little lemon juice. Do you have a favourite pancake accompaniment? 
How I like my Buttermilk Pancakes

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  1. Buttermilk pancakes are among my favorites))

  2. Thanks for the comment Kate. This is the first time I've ever made them and they were delicious.