This long holiday weekend has given me the chance to get back in the kitchen more than I have for a long while. First on the list was a trial run of a yellow layer cake (more about that in my next post), which called for the use of buttermilk. Since I knew I would be making the cake twice, I bought a half gallon (I didn’t write down the amount of butter milk on my list when I went to the store), and ended up with a bunch of buttermilk left over.
So, what’s a girl to do with a bunch of buttermilk? Make pancakes from scratch of course!! Now, I have made scratch pancakes in the past, but since buttermilk is something I never had on hand, I always went for recipes that used regular milk, or tried making my own imitation buttermilk (seriously just use the real stuff). Which meant, off to Pinterest in search for a recipe!
I ended up going with these Melt in Your Mouth Buttermilk Pancakes from Oh Sweet Basil. The recipe was easy to follow and I had the batter ready to go in no time. The only thing I can say was a bit of a negative for me was the cook time. It seemed to take longer to cook than when I make pancakes from box mix. Maybe it was the cooking temperature: the recipe said to set the griddle to medium heat rather than a specific temperature, so maybe my griddle’s medium is different than theirs? I also noticed that the pancakes cooked right after butter was put on the griddle took longer than the next batch that went on without new butter, however these did have a more buttery flavor (who would’ve guessed!) so I was okay with that.
They were nice and light and thick and fluffy – everything you want in a pancake 🙂 And do I think they had more flavor than what you get with a box mix.
All in all, a good recipe for homemade buttermilk pancakes. Great for weekend breakfasts when you have a bit more time (or a better griddle!). Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!