Mama’s Buttermilk Pancakes

No, really, I got this recipe from my mom… who adapted it from Joy of Cooking.

1 cup minus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
½ tsp salt
¾ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1 to 2 Tbsp melted butter
1.     In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
2.     In another bowl, beat the egg until light. Add the buttermilk and melted butter to the egg.
3.     Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine with a few swift strokes. If there are lumps, ignore them! The results are better when you don’t over-mix.
4.     Let the batter rest while you prepare your griddle. You can test the griddle to see if it’s reached the correct temperature by flicking some water onto it. If the water sizzles and hops, it’s ready!
5.     Pour ladlefuls or spoonfuls of batter onto the griddle – depending on what size you want your pancakes, obviously. When bubbles appear on the surfaces of your pancakes, but before they burst, lift the pancakes with a spatula to see if well they’ve browned. Usually by this time they’re ready to flip.
6.     Flip your pancakes and keep on cooking them until the second side is done (the 2nd side won’t take as long as the 1st!).
Note: If you take your first round off the griddle and still have more batter to go, place the finished pancakes on an oven-proof dish and stick them in the oven at 200 degrees… they’ll stay lovely and hot until you’re done cooking all of your batter and you’re ready to serve them all.
If you’re feeling decadent, add chocolate chips! Or if you want texture, add some nuts. Or add some fruit. Or add whatever you feel like because you’re you and you can do as you like with your food. Feel the power!!!

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