Around 3 pm on Tuesday I realized that is was that most special of Tuesdays. The fattest and most pancakey Tuesday of them all.  I remembered my entire elementary school sitting at long tables heaving under the weight of thousands of pancakes. And the smell of syrup and brown butter. I had planned on French Lentil Salad, but once those big, fluffy, buttery, sweet pancakes entered my brain, there was no other way.
Tara's Buttermilk Pancakes

  • 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 +  1/2 c. buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 T. canola or vegetable oil

Mix your dry ingredients together. 

In a separate bowl, whisk your egg and oil together and add to the buttermilk. (I whisked my egg white separately and folded it in at the end, but this is optional.)

Stir together with your dry ingredients until there are no lumps. Let sit for at least ten minutes.

Heat a non stick pan over med/low heat. Add a pat of butter to melt. Add about a 1/4 cup of your mixture for each pancake. Flip when the entire surface is covered in bubbles. Fry the other side for a couple more minutes. 

Keep warm in the oven while you make up the rest of the batter. 

Serve with copious amounts of butter and syrup. 
12/2/2013 09:22:27 pm

thanks for the French lentil recipe! I was at the market this morning and couldn't think of a thing to make so bought a cooked chicken and some red, purple, gold and red beets to roast for a salad. Lentils tomorrow!

12/2/2013 11:34:56 pm

You have no idea how jealous I am that you get to eat one, two, three different kinds of beets for dinner tonight. Aaron won't get near me if I cook them.


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