Friday, February 10, 2012

Buttermilk bonanza: the pancake edition

I made a total of three kinds of pancakes in our recent buttermilk bonanza. The first, which I did not photograph, was this buckwheat-buttermilk recipe, and it was probably my favorite. Jon and I really like buckwheat crepes, and this recipe is half buckwheat flour, so it really has a ton of buckwheat flavor. We put blueberries into a few of them, and that was nice, but not essential. This recipe used a total of 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk.

The second batch was a very classic buttermilk pancake recipe, sent to me by a facebook friend:
1 cup flour
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
These were just what you want in a pancake: fluffy and pancakey. I pressed raspberries into a few of them and was surprised that I didn't find them that great, considering how good blueberry pancakes are and the fact that I like raspberries better than blueberries.

The last pancake recipe I tried was this chocolate chip-buttermilk pancake. Once again, very nice, especially with banana and maple syrup. This recipe used 1 cup of buttermilk because I halved it.
I make pancakes very rarely because Jon claims not to like them much. In point of fact, he said he enjoyed all of the ones I made here, and the coconut ones I shared way back here. But he never requests them, my homemade granola and yogurt are our go-to breakfasts, and neither of us usually wants something sweet for lunch or dinner, so pancakes rarely make an appearance. But hey, they're fast, cheap, and easy, and I enjoyed trying a few new recipes for the buttermilk bonanza.

Buttermilk total for the pancakes: 3 1/2 cups
Buttermilk bonanza total: 4 cups

1 comment:

Renée Laverdière said...

Mmmmm. Love pancakes...and any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast!