As for the pancakes? Well, they are okay. Nothing to write home about. Lady G asks that you let the batter sit overnight. Ha! Who has the time. Certainly not I Gwenyth. I whipped these bad boys up, and saved half my batter in the fridge to see if it will make any difference in the outcome by tomorrow. I also changed around a few things. For me, homemade pancakes are incomplete without vanilla. Am I wrong? And also, I added a little flax seed meal for a nutrition kick. You don't even notice its there! So if you are on a new health regime like me, or want to trick the kids into eating it, batter is the best disguise. Until next time...
Adapted from My Father's Daughter, by Gwyneth Paltrow
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
3 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons flax seed meal (optional)
1 heaping tablespoon vanilla extract (optional)
milk or water for thinning batter
organic maple syrup
In a medium pan or cast iron skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Pour the melted butter into a small bowl, and return the pan to the stove. Once the butter has cooled slightly, whisk in the buttermilk and the eggs. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and whisk until just combined (better to have small lumps than to over mix your batter). Ladle batter into the greased pan or skillet. When the top of the pancakes are covered with bubbles (after about 2-3 minutes), flip and cook for another 2-3 minutes or so, until pancakes are cooked through and golden. Transfer to a plate and keep warm until it's time to serve.