Monday, November 15, 2010

The Monday Recipe Blog

Another Monday in store for us today - we're barreling down on the holiday season!

What better breakfast on a cold morning than buttermilk pancakes, and what better cookware to prepare them in than cast iron?

Buttermilk Pancakes:

You will need:

10 or 12 inch cast iron (or other) skillet
2 c. flour, all purpose
2 T. sugar
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 eggs
2 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. whole milk
1/2 stick butter, salted and melted
1 T. vegetable oil

In a big bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  In another bowl, mix the eggs, buttermilk, milk and melted butter with a whisk until it is well-blended.

Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and whisk just until the ingredients are combined.

Heat the skillet or a cast iron griddle over medium heat and add the vegetable oil.  Pour the batter, 1/4 c. at a time, into the skillet, forming little pancakes.  Turn the pancakes over when bubbles start to form and cook them until golden brown.  This will be about 2 or 3 minutes.  Continue until all the batter is gone.  You can add more oil, if needed.

Serve with warm syrup and melted butter.  (Butter Pecan syrup is great with these!)

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