Sorry about the late post! The boy and I had a friend stay with us over the weekend (actually MC of Ihopapotami fame) and I just lost track of the days!! I’m making it up for it though by bringing you Bruce Paltrow’s (actually of Gwyneth fame) famous pancake recipe – LEGITIMATELY SO GOOD.
You know when someone raves about a recipe/movie/show/restaurant…basically builds up anything and then by the time you try/watch/eat it, it’s been so built up that it can’t possibly be as good as what you’ve heard? Yeah, I’m building you up buttercup, but I am not letting you down. These pancakes were amazing. Even as I was making the batter, I just kept thinking to myself that it seemed very ordinary, but something magical must have happened while the batter rested overnight because these pancakes were OUTRAGEOUSLY GOOD.
YOU CAN TELL I REALLY LIKED THESE BECAUSE I’M USING ALL CAPS.
The flavor profile was perfectly balanced – lightly sweet but with the slightest tinge of salt to keep you from getting to a tooth achingly sweet breakfast. The pancakes weren’t super fluffy, but they were fluffy enough to soak up the syrup and butter perfectly and…now I have to go make more pancakes.
Here’s the original recipe that Gwyneth (we’re on a first name basis) gave to the Chew. My version’s just been scaled down to feed 1 (it makes 2 pancakes).
1 C flour
3 Tbs sugar
1/2 Tbs baking powder
1/2 (heaping) tsp salt
1 C buttermilk (I used 1 C whole milk + 1 Tbs lemon juice)
2 large eggs
extra milk to thin the batter (I actually didn’t need any)
Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and eggs. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ones.
Lightly butter a small non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Cook 1/4 C batter at a time.