As chronicled in my last entry, I have begun some DIY home decor projects over the past few weeks. I love the process of scouring the Internet for ideas/inspiration but at the same time I find it utterly overwhelming. So many color combinations! So many possibilities! But I feel a strange pressure; once I commit to an aesthetic then it is locked in (until I decide to do a decor overhaul...)
2 cups white whole wheat flour (or unbleaced all-purpose flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 1/4 cups buttermilk (or 2 1/4 cups skim milk with 2 1/4 Tbsp white vinegar, left to sit for 10 minutes)
2 large eggs
butter for pan (and/or for serving)
Fresh Fruits, Organic Maple Syrup, Greek Yogurt, or whatever else floats your boat on delicious pancakes.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter. Stir all the ingredients until they are just combined. Don't worry if the batter is a bit lumpy, you don't want to over mix.
Heat your skillet, pan, or griddle to medium-hot and brush it with a bit of butter. Test for the right temperature. If a drop of water dropped onto the pan starts to dance, you are in the ballpark. Pour about 1/3 of a cup of batter into the skillet. Wait until the pancake bottom is deep golden in color, then flip with a spatula and cook the other side until golden and cooked through. Repeat with the remaining batter.
Serve with a golden pat of butter and plenty of berries and syrup.
Makes about 12 large pancakes, or dozens of silver-dollars - enough to feed a small crowd.