Sunday Morning Pancakes
Growing up, my dad always made us pancakes on Sunday mornings. Hot and delicious. Served with maple syrup. It was kind of his thing. And certainly a cherished childhood memory for both my brother and me. So when I became a mom, I decided that I too was going to make pancakes every Sunday morning for my family—just like my dad did for us. And I do, every Sunday…
My dad made his pancakes with Bisquick (and still does.) But I decided that I should do my own take on the tradition, and about a year ago started making buttermilk pancakes from scratch. Honestly, it’s so easy! Sometimes I lace them with blueberries. Sometimes bananas. And always serve with hot maple syrup to drizzle on top. Now it’s my thing, passed on by my dad for yet another generation to enjoy…
Thanks Pops! And Happy Father’s Day! We love you.
Anyone else have any traditions they hold dear, handed down by their dads? What are you all doing for Father’s day? Obviously, we are making pancakes. And in case you want to do the same for the dad in your life this morning and are looking for a recipe, here is how I make my pancakes. It’s based on Mark Bittman’s pancake recipe found in his How to Cook Everything book, adjusted to our taste preferences. Enjoy!
(serves 4-6)2 cups flour 2 slightly-rounded tablespoons of sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1.5 cups buttermilk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons butter Sliced bananas, blueberries, or other yummy additions (optional)
I start by melting my butter in a small saucepan and heating my griddle on a medium-low setting. Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in a medium size bowl. In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk, eggs, and butter and mix with fork until eggs are well beaten. (I often just measure my buttermilk in a large measuring cup and add my egg and melted butter to that.)
Next, combine wet and dry ingredients in bowl stirring until just incorporated. (Lumps are good!) Add milk (non-buttermilk) to thin to desired consistency. A thicker batter will result in fluffier pancakes. So thin based on preference.
Brush griddle lightly with additional melted butter. Spoon ladles of batter on to griddle. (I use a soup ladle.) If you are adding bananas, blueberries or any other goodies, now is the time to place them into the cooking batter.
Flip after a few minutes when surface begins to bubble. You may need to adjust the heat of the griddle as necessary. Serve immediately, or keep warm in the oven until ready to eat.