My family and I love, love, love this pancake recipe. But the original recipe makes way too much for regular life. The original recipe made a fantastic amount for a play date we had over March Break. It fed seven children and five grown-ups and we still had leftovers. That's a lot of pancakes! They were a hit, probably because they are so fluffy with a strong vanilla and butter taste. Yum!
Here, I have successfully halved the recipe, which is more suited to small family life.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 generous pinches of salt
1 1/2 cups of buttermilk (I use whole milk with a capful of vinegar added instead)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- Whisk together eggs, buttermilk, butter and vanilla.
- Slowly whisk in dry ingredients. Don't over whisk; some lumps are OK.
- Cook on hot, buttered griddle pan.
Inspiration: Today's Parent Magazine, December 2011 isssue.