The Best Darn Buttermilk Pancakes you’ll ever make or eat.
Makes about 8-8″ pancakes or about 16-4″ pancakes.
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking power
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups of buttermilk
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 3 tablespoons of butter melted, cooled slightly
- Vegetable oil for frying pan
- In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together to incorporate.
- In a second bowl mix together the buttermilk, sour cream, eggs and melted but not hot butter until combined.
- Combine the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in bowl 1. Stir until combined. Batter will be lumpy, do not worry. Let batter sit on counter for about 10-15 minutes. The wet ingredients will hydrate the dry ingredients in this time. Secondly the leavening properties of the backing soda and power will kick into gear. Notice small bubbles in batter.
- Heat a non-stick or a finely tuned cast iron frying pan over medium heat. Pour about a tablespoon of vegetable oil in the pan. Take a couple clean wadded up paper towels and wipe the oil around in the frying pan. You want just a slight oily film in the hot pan.
- Check batter. It should still be thick but just loose enough to scoop and pour with a ladle or measuring cup. If batter is still a little thick add a tablespoon or two of additional buttermilk and stir to combine.
- Make a decision. Big or small pancakes. I go for the bigger ones myself. I am a pancake pig, about 8 inches across. I hate trying to flip a bunch of pancakes in the same frying pan. So I pour in about a 1/3-1/2 cup of batter into the pan. You want smaller pancakes decrease the batter to about 1/4 cup.
- Shake pan on stove slightly when you pour in the batter, it will move and flow out into the traditional round shape.
- Pay attention here. This is where I screw up all the time. Pancakes cook fast! You have a small window of opportunity to catch a pancake between perfect and burnt shit. Pay particular attention if using cast iron. When you pour the batter into the pan and shake the pan to flow the pancake batter into the round circle, you have about a minute to a minute and twenty seconds. You will notice the bubbles on the top of the batter appear. The outside diameter of the pancake will start to dry. Get your spatula under that pancake and loosen it from the pan and flip. You will think to yourself the center of the top of the pancake is still wet and very few bubbles it cant be ready to turn. Ignore those thoughts and logic, you’re almost too late and on your way to burnt pancakes. I make the mistake all the time. Its tricky but you’ll overcome this and get the hang of it.
- When the pancake is turned you have even less time. The second side of the pancake cooks even faster. You have about 30-45 seconds here.
- Take same paper towel you used earlier and re-wipe out the frying pan and re-coat with vegetable oil. There is probably enough oil on the paper towel from the first time you wiped the pan out so you may not need to add more. You just want a slight film of oil in pan.
- Repeat steps 6 to 10 and keep making pancakes till the batter is gone.
Don’t be discouraged if he first pancake is a little more done then you like. The first pancake is always a test. Your next pancakes in the batch get better and better. Everyone knows the first pancake is always for the dog anyway. Right?
You can hold the pancakes on a plate in the microwave while you cook the entire batch, or on an oven safe plate in the oven turned to its lowest setting to keep the pancakes warm while you cook the batch or wait to eat.
These pancakes will beat anything you buy in the store that comes in a box or a plastic jug you add milk to and shake. I promise.
They are a little tricky at first they cook fast. You will get the hang of these pancakes though. Super simple.
Guys pay attention here. You screwed up, forgot her birthday, bought her a vacuum for Valentines day, told your girl she was turning into her mother. You get your ass up early and make your woman a batch of these pancakes on a Sunday or while she is still asleep. You will get that boys weekend in Vegas and the new Harley. Serious. If you make these for your girl, you have punk card credit in the bank. Granted its not a happy ending from the bimbo at the strip club get out of jail free but this gets you out of washing her car on Sunday football all season. Do it. She deserves it.