My grandpa has always been the pancake maker in the family. He uses the same recipe each time, one passed down by my great-great Aunt Libby who is still remembered by those who knew her as an amazing baker. Now, due to his arthritic knees, the pancake-making duties fell on me during their visit last month. I'd forgotten how good they taste! I am gluten-free most of the time, but since I'm not Celiac and the repercussions are mild and often unnoticeable, an occasional 'cheat' is in order, especially for nostalgic moments such as this.
They have a splendid buttermilk flavor. Probably the most buttermilkiest pancakes I've ever had. If you're ever in the mood for something easy and new, here's a pancake recipe unlike any other I've come across.
GRANDPA'S BUTTERMILK PANCAKES
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
6 tsp baking powder (yes, you read that right)
1/4 tsp salt
3 or 4 cups buttermilk
3 eggs, beaten
3-6 tbsp melted butter
Combine the dry ingredients. Combine the wet ingredients and add to the dry ingredients. Mix as little as possible- lumps are okay. Heat a griddle to 350*F and melt butter on the surface. Pour 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle for each pancake. Cook until the sides are starting to dry and the top is bubbly. Flip the pancake and cook for another minute or two. Enjoy!