11 | The Blue Um brella Jan- Feb
" deli ght f ully sof t and f luf f y "
Buttermilk Pancakes by Est her N .
Delight fully soft and fluffy , t hese pancakes are guarant eed t o m ake you t he st ar of every breakfast event . These hot cakes are best served warm wit h a pat of but t er and a generous ? drizzle of m aple syrup .
Yield : 12 t o 16 pancakes ?
Tips and Tricks :
I ngredient s :?
1 ½ C ( 350 m L ) whole
¼ C ( 60 m L ) whit e vinegar
2 C ( 250g ) All- Purpose flour
¼ C ( 50g ) granulat ed sugar
2 t sp baking powder 1 t sp baking soda 1 t sp salt 2 eggs
¼ C ( 57g ) unsalt ed but t er , m elt ed
Splash of vanilla ext ract
* Soured milk will take on a ? curdled ,? lumpy kind of texture ?
* * Do not over mix the ? batter . Over mixing will deflate the batter and overwork the gluten in the batter resulting in a flat , tough pancake . Pancake batter should appear " puffier " than usual pancake batters .?
* * * DO NOT cook pancakes with butter since butter will burn very quickly .
* * * * For even-colored pancakes , let the ? bottom of the frying pan rest on a clean , drenched cloth / rag for a few seconds in-between cooking each pancake . Doing this will even out the heat and prevent the " patchy " look .?
In a large bowl or mug , combine the milk and vinegar together , set aside for 5 - 10 mins to " sour "* . In a separate mixing bowl , whisk together the flour , sugar , baking soda , baking powder , and salt . Into the soured milk , whisk in the eggs , butter , and vanilla . Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients . Gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry mixture , whisking as you go . Continue to whisk the pancake batter until no flour pockets remain and the batter is smooth * * . Heat a frying pan or pancake griddle coated with a thin layer of vegetable oil * * * and reduce heat to low .
Ladle 1 / 4 cup to 1 / 3 cup of pancake batter into the middle of the frying pan / griddle and let the batter cook until prominent bubbles appear on the surface and the other side is golden brown . Using a spatula , flip the pancake and let cook for a minute or so on the other side or until browned . Transfer cooked pancake onto a clean plate . Repeat cooking process until the rest of the pancake batter is used up * * * . Serve warm pancakes with a helping of butter and maple syrup or strawberry sauce . Enjoy !