If you are looking for a good buttermilk pancake recipe, the first place to start is with your ingredients and your equipment. Make sure you have a pan that heats evenly and burners that burn clean and fast. This will help make the consistency and color of the pancakes ideal.
Have a metal spatula with no holes in it. This makes for a prettier pancake if you turn it before it is entirely ready. Batter will not drip through the holes and make the pan difficult to use or the buttermilk pancakes ugly looking. Presentation is a big part of a good pancake. Add a small cup of whipped butter next to the plate, or decorate the meal with strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate syrup, or other garnishes.
Buying organic ingredients is a good options, since pancakes are not known for being one of the world’s healthier foods. At least this way you can enjoy a delicious breakfast and reduce the unhealthy properties of so many heavy carbohydrates. For the sake of your taste, organic ingredients are also good. Just do not ruin it by putting on fake maple syrup!
Many people find that pancakes from scratch are far better than any pre-mixed ingredients, organic or not. Buy your ingredients separately. It is only slightly more expensive and takes a few moments longer to mix, but the quality will be worth it.
Here is the list of ingredients: you start off with one cup of buttermilk. Regular milk can be used, they just will not be quite as delicious. You will need one egg, a half teaspoon of baking soda, one cup of regular flour, a half tea spoon of salt, one teaspoon of baking powder, one tablespoon of sugar, and one tablespoon of cooking oil.
Crack the egg and beat it, fully breaking up the yolk. Add the milk and baking soda and stir these well together. Then add all the other ingredients, stirring as you go. Mix it well and get out all the lumps without making the batter too stiff from too much mixing.
Pour it on a hot griddle that has been prepped with butter or non-stick spray. Make sure it is on medium heat, especially when you are starting out. The lower the heat, the better, until you get used to how the pancakes will cook that day. Turn when necessary and check to make sure it is cooked all the way through.