Shrove tuesday || {buttermilk} pancake day

Ok! It isn’t exactly ‘Pancake Day‘ today …it is however TUESDAY and it made me think of Pancakes! I am not really a pancake kinda-girl! BUT I do crave my husband’s scrumptious BUTTERMILK PANCAKES… they truly are ‘the best-ever-pancakes’ [stated with no bias what-so-ever]. Here is his magic recipe so you can enjoy them yourself… oh so light and fluffy.

  • 1 cup – All purpose flour [you can also do 1/2 and 1/2 with whole wheat to make them healthy]
  • 1/4 cup – Granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon – Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon – Baking soda
  • 1 pinch – Salt
  • 1 – Egg
  • 2-3 tablespoons – Melted butter
  • 1 dash – Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup – Buttermilk


Making of THE batter:
PART ONE: In a mixing bowl pile in all the dry ingredients and give them a whisk.
PART TWO: Melt the butter in the microwave.
PART THREE: Into the same dish as the melted butter add in the vanilla and let it cool a little.
PART FOUR: Once the butter is cooled add in an egg and whisk away.
PART FIVE: Add the buttermilk to the butter & egg mixture, and whisk all to combine.
PART SIX: Mix the wet ingredients with the dry. Add all the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients, and the trick here is to FOLD the ingredients together not WHISK. So using a spatula mix gently mix all until combined, and lumps are totally fine. This should take no more than 30-45 seconds. Don’t over beat. This is where you can kill the ‘fluffy’ nature of the pancakes.
PART SEVEN: Let the ingredients sit in the fridge for 15-20 minutes [At this point make some coffee – I like lattes myself – again one of my husbands specialities].

Now we move into the cooking of the pancakes.
PART EIGHT: Heat up a griddle covered with a light and even smear of vegetable oil. You know when the griddle is hot enough for cooking on when splashed with drops of water they will dance all over the surface.
PART NINE: Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour your batter onto the griddle.
PART TEN: Cook on each side for about 1-2 minutes until golden brown, and remember ONLY flip them once.

Once you get this mixture down you can start adding some layers of flavor into the mix, including:

  • Add in some lemon zest from one lemon and the juice from 1/2 a lemon into the batter
  • Add in Blueberries to the batter, and you can even combine it with the lemon [love these]
  • You can even add sliced banana into the batter with chocolate chips
  • Crispy bacon pieces added into the batter also offer a little salt to contrast against the sweet syrup

Whatever you do – serve them up with some butter and Canadian Maple Syrup – the real stuff  – it is expensive – but your worth it. Enjoy!

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4 responses to Shrove tuesday || {buttermilk} pancake day

  1. Tes

    Wow the pancake looks so yummy and fluffy. It sounds like a perfect brunch recipe for a beautiful morning.
    Thanks for morning!

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