I remember sitting on my couch in my apartment I shared with my roommate Shannon. I was 20. She had turned the TV onto some woman cooking something. That woman she had turned on, Martha Stewart, was soon to be someone I was going to learn a lot from. A little known secret about me is that I used to make a mean box of macaroni and cheese when I was 10, and I instructed my imaginary audience all along the way. So if someone has their own cooking show, I'm automatically jealous, and attentive.
I checked out her cookbooks, watched her TV shows, and followed her legal woes. And I of course watched the made for TV movie of her life story. I even looked into getting a job when I graduated at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. I heart her. And her buttermilk pancake recipe.
Breakfast for dinner is nothing new at my house. It happens at least once a week. And pancakes is the most requested dish by far. Now I grew up on the box of Bisquick. So I'm not going to knock it, if thats your go to. Well, ok, I am. This recipe is free of chemicals, and so much tastier. So if your new to cooking, and are afraid to pitch the box, I dare you. Or if you aren't new to cooking, and need a go to recipe for pancakes, search no more. She's still the queen. And I give you, Martha Stewart's Best Buttermilk Pancakes. (and no, you can not substitute the buttermilk for plain milk)
2 cups all-purpose flour (please use unbleached)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups buttermilk
4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted
Heat griddle to 375 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl. Add eggs, buttermilk, and 4 tablespoons butter; whisk to combine
Batter should have small to medium lumps
Using a pastry brush, brush remaining 1/2 tsp butter on the griddle (ok, so I don't do this part, I just slap some pats of butter on it)
Using a 1/2 cup pour in pools on the griddle. When pancakes have bubbles on top and are slightly dry around edges, flip over. Cook until golden on bottom, about 1 minute.
This part is from me: pour only 100% pure maple syrup on top and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Or blueberries, or chocolate chips, whatever your little heart desires!