Good pancake mix recipe

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by dadthebaker, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. dadthebaker

    dadthebaker Chirping

    Nov 7, 2011
    Los Angeles Area
    With three Boys to feed, I've tried many pancake recipes. For the last 10 years, this one is my fav "go to" for pancakes.

    "Instant" Pancake Mix
    Recipe courtesy Alton Brown

    6 cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (check expiration date first)
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1 tablespoon kosher salt
    2 tablespoons sugar
    Combine all of the ingredients in a lidded container. Shake to mix.

    Use the mix within 3 months.

    2 eggs, separated
    2 cups buttermilk
    4 tablespoons melted butter
    2 cups "Instant" Pancake Mix, recipe above
    1 stick butter, for greasing the pan
    2 cups fresh fruit such as blueberries, if desired
    Heat an electric griddle or frying pan to 350 degrees F. Heat oven to 200 degrees F.

    Whisk together the egg whites and the buttermilk in a small bowl. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the melted butter.

    Combine the buttermilk mixture with the egg yolk mixture in a large mixing bowl and whisk together until thoroughly combined. Pour the liquid ingredients on top of the pancake mix. Using a whisk, mix the batter just enough to bring it together. Don't try to work all the lumps out.

    Check to see that the griddle is hot by placing a few drops of water onto to the griddle. The griddle is ready if the water dances across the surface.

    Lightly butter the griddle. Wipe off thoroughly with a paper towel. (No butter should be visible.)

    Gently ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle and sprinkle on fruit if desired. When bubbles begin to set around the edges of the pancake and the griddle-side of the cake is golden, gently flip the pancakes. Continue to cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the pancake is set.

    Serve immediately or remove to a towel-lined baking sheet and cover with a towel. Hold in a warm place for 20 to 30 minutes.

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  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I've made them many times. I don't do all the separate mixing he calls for any more, just combine wet in one bowl, dry in another, then mix (or add fruit and mix) and cook. Can't tell any difference.
  3. OvertheHenHouse

    OvertheHenHouse Songster

    Sep 12, 2011
    San Diego
    Yep - awesome recipe! If I remember correctly, he also has an oatmeal in a crock pot recipe that's really great...
  4. dadthebaker

    dadthebaker Chirping

    Nov 7, 2011
    Los Angeles Area
    Quote:Yes! I agree...that's one too many steps...I didnt wanna mention it cause its best to get the "original" feel of the process (some people like that). I am a "tweeker", of sorts, in that I will make a recipe original, and if I like it enought to make again, I tweek the heck out of it to fit my tastes. I have added and subtracted so many things from this one, but the Original is always fun.

    Oatmeal by Alton Brown....gonna have to check that one out.

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