Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon (a la Martha)

Buttermilk pancakes with bacon (a la Martha): Carole's Chatter

These Buttermilk Pancakes with Bacon  were my very first time cooking with buttermilk.  I turned to Martha S for some advice (but didn't follow it exactly – so what's new?).  But the results were definitely edible although not exactly pretty.

So you mix together in a bowl:

Firstly, 2 cups flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon salt and 3 tablespoons of sugar

When that's mixed you add 2 large eggs (that have been lightly beaten – I did it just with a fork), 3 cups of buttermilk and 4 tablespoons of melted butter.  Don't overmix – it should look lumpy.

Make sure your pan is nice and hot (and put on the oven so you can keep the pancakes warm).  Oil the pan with a little neutral oil and some butter – do your pancakes one by one – using about ½ a cup of the mix at a time.  Flip them over then there are bubbles on the top and cook for another minute on the other side.

In the meantime I had opened my packet of bacon and found that it was actually bacon steaks rather than rashers – note to self- remember to put on glasses in the supermarket rather than being vain!  So that meant that it was difficult to make the end result very pretty.

I did do a garnish with cherries.


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17 comments:

  1. They sound delicious. Something so homey about pancakes. Anne@Headfullofbooks

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  2. We love pancakes for breakfast here:) I might try with buttermilk.Have a good week:)
    ~Anne

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  3. That's a good looking pancakes! Love the cherries and of course, the bacon! :)

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  4. Perfect breakfast! Or dinner, in my opinion!

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  5. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com20 August 2013 at 15:55

    Yummy pancake

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  6. Can't always find buttermilk here. I use 2 parts natural yogurt to one part regular milk.

    blessings x

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  7. Perfect golden pancakes, Carole! I like the looks of that bacon. It looks like a garnish. And what a garnish.
    Thanks for stopping by and linking!

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  8. I should know better than to read everyone's Weekend Cooking posts when hubby is on a low-carb diet. On the issue of vanity, maybe try multifocal contact lenses? That's what I do! ;)

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  9. On our visit back home last week, I made sure to bring home some buckwheat pancake mix from New Hope MIlls, a local favorite. They might be on the menu for tomorrow!

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  10. This looks beautiful. I grew up in an Irish household -- my grandfather drank buttermilk in the morning. So I guess I never thought about not cooking with it. I'm glad your first experiment went so well!

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  11. I think buttermilk is a great ingredient..especially in baking.

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  12. Pancakes and bacon are classic. And I love cooking with buttermilk. I can buy dried buttermilk at the grocery store, so I have it on hand whenever I need it.

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  13. sounds yummy! Thanks for sharing at Share Your Stuff Tuesdays!

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  14. I'm always lazy and buy the pancake mix from the store that you just add water to. I need to do this one. Probably MUCH tastier and probably cheaper too (and I'll feel like a real cook ;) ). Thanks so much for sharing and linking up with us again at Delicious Dish Tuesday! Feature this recipe this week! Please come back and share another tomorrow!! :)

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  15. As long as it's edible I don't main how it looks! I've been thinking about pancakes lately so this works for me.
    Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Come on over and share what you've been working on.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/08/tuesdays-with-twist-21.html

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