Monday, January 24, 2011

Buttermilk Pancakes with Berry Compote

So this weekend I decided to make buttermilk pancakes with a Blackberry and Blueberry Compote to go along with it. 

I had made the buttermilk pancake recipe from the Joy of Cooking and it came out ok.   Truth be told I was not happy with their fluffiness.  

I tried using the following recipe from and again not so fluffy.  Or at least not as fluffy as I had wanted.

So I decided to put a bit more care into them.  Especially around how I whisk in the wet and dry ingredients.  

Here was the recipe that I used:

3 eggs, separated
1 2/3 cups buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

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So this time I whisked the heck out of the eggs.   I then slowly whisked in the buttermilk taking care to make sure it was nice and frothy.   I then slowly whisked in the melted butter tempering it in.  

Once the wet ingredients were nice and whisked in I slowly started to whisk in the dry ingredients leading with the ingredients that were the lower volume.  So slowly whisking in salt, then baking soda, then baking powder, etc..etc..etc...

I cooked the pancakes this time and they were fluffy fluffy fluffy.   Just yummy the core.   I highly recommend this recipe if you are willing to put the time against properly and attentively whisking in the ingredients in a thoughtful order.

1 comment:

  1. I put on 10 pounds reading this post. Just a reminder that I had a birthday this month as well. Feel free to cook the same for me!!