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Thankful for…Buttermilk

on December 1, 2013

Someday I will taste the real deal, but for a tangy hit on the tongue, even commercially prepared buttermilk is a delectable addition to pancakes. For a further burst of tartness, ladle on the fresh cranberry sauce.


Here is the recipe for no-fuss buttermilk pancakes from Breakfast. 

Easy Buttermilk Pancakes

4 pancakes

¼ cup self-rising flour

½ tablespoon sugar

½ cup buttermilk

1 tablespoon beaten egg

½ tablespoon melted, cooled butter

  1. Thoroughly mix the flour and sugar in a big bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the buttermilk, egg, and butter.
  3. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the buttermilk mixture. Stir until just combined and don’t mind the lumps.
  4. Coat a hot frying pan with more butter and drop in small ladles full of batter—you can make two at a time or, if your pan’s big enough, all four at once.  (If the batter gets a little thick, use a dash of buttermilk to thin it.)
  5. Cook until bubbles form on the tops; flip and cook another minute or so.

Beat the egg really well in a small cup and pour into a tablespoon; much easier than trying to spoon it out. Then use the rest of that egg, mixed with a few drops of water and some shredded cheese, if you’re really hungry, as another healthy hit of protein on the side.

Today’s the first day of Advent, so in choir we’re singing a beautiful anthem by Paul Manz called “E’en So Lord Jesus Quickly Come.” which you can hear here.

Happy December!

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