Saturday, December 1, 2012


So I make pancakes all the time. Who doesn't if you have kids? Well, until today they have always been mediocre at best. I have tried both mixes and from scratch recipes, with no real standouts in the performance category. Well, thanks to Pinterest (insert angels singing) I can now make awesome pancakes! I found Gwyneth Paltrow's dad's recipe the other day and tried it today. SUCCESS! Now these may not be for everyone. I prefer a hearty pancake. All that fluff isn't worth much to me. It just tastes like air with syrup on it. These have more of a sourdough pancake flavor. Yummy! We went on vacation to Jackson Hole, Wyoming a few years ago and ate breakfast at Jedidiah's where they specialize in sourdough. These would probably fit right in there. I guess it is the buttermilk. In fact, both kids and myself ate two full size pancakes and a sausage patty this morning. That is pretty good for them! Anyway this is a recipe that I would give 5 stars!

Bruce Paltrow's World Famous Pancakes

I'm not sure if this link is working so here is the recipe just in case.

1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 3/4 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 1/2 c self- rising flour  (Most people with cooking experience already know this, but just in case.)

3 T sugar

3 eggs
1 1/2 c buttermilk
3 T melted butter, cooled slightly
*1/2 c milk for later
*I didn't need this since my batter was already the right consistency.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt OR just combine your sugar and flour if that is what you are using. In another bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, melted butter together. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients until just combined. Cover batter and let rest overnight in the fridge.
The next morning, add the milk until you get the consistency you want. Then cook on a greased griddle or skillet until pancake is covered with bubbles. Then flip and cook until golden on the other side. Serve with syrup and enjoy!