Buttermilk Pancakes

Yeah. These are perfect. And they don't require separating eggs, which is just too much work for a Sunday morning.

(recipe from cook's illustrated book which you should own anyway)

2 cups flour (10 oz)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
3 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup sour cream

Mix together the dry ingredients, mix together the wet. Then gently mix the two together, for the love of everything holy, don't over-mix the pancake batter. Let it rest for 10 minutes while getting your slightly oiled skillet nice and hot. Make pancakes.

EXTRA CREDIT: Put an empty half-sheet pan (fitted with a wire rack, if you like to get fancy) in the oven and turn it to 200F before you start. Stack the hot pancakes in the oven to keep them hot while you're still flipping.


  1. Too advanced for me. http://goo.gl/1oGkY

    1. Hahaha. A recipe for making ice cubes. Genius.

  2. But even if I only use recipes that say "pour in bowl and add milk" or "microwave for x minutes", it was perfect timing for me on this post. My bro is getting a cookbook for his birthday, Olga-seal-of-approval. Maybe I'll find myself eating some delicious lazy mooching pancakes someday.

    My perfectionism, which rarely shows itself, forced me to delete comment to make a tiny change. :P

    1. Your brother's birthday is in December? That's rough! At least his thoughtful brother is getting him the best cookbook ever. (214 amazon reviews don't lie.) I hope you'll find yourself eating much more than pancakes. They have the best breakfast strata, beef stroganoff, a million delicious things to do with chicken thighs, and perfect scallops.

      Regarding the deleted comment, no biggie smalls.

  3. Rough for me you mean! Mine is also in December, days away from Xmas, which is also, in a reversal of logic, rough for me! In conclusion, poor me.

    "Best ever" is even better than "should own", so that's cool. Its actually really perfect for him. Now I need to brainstorm Christmas ideas for him. Those T-Shirts don't come in his size. Maybe Olga-recommended toothpaste? http://iheartcs.blogspot.com/2010/04/o-o-oral-hygiene-regimen.html

    Mmm, you listing the food and mentioning scallops just made me check the table of contents. Variety of pan-seared seafood, yum.

    1. Aw! You poor souls! I wrote this pretty much for you: http://iheartcs.blogspot.com/2012/12/gift-guide-your-older-brother-who-is.html
      Maybe you can get a couple of ideas from it.


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