Food Memories – D’s Buttermilk Pancakes

I have the Interwebz and this here blog to thank for bringing me together, in real life as well as in a virtual sense, with some fascinating, talented, incredible people.  And when they aren’t scared off by my requests for their Food Memories, I know they are good people.  Take Katie of You Are What You Eat…Or Reheat.  Known to many as an upstanding member of Corporate America.  Known to me as the Queen of White Trash Wednesday and who I want to be when I grow up.  She is witty and clever and is the keeper of a kick ass pancake recipe.  But because she’s good people, she’s letting me tell y’all about it here.

When I emailed her to be part of the Food Memories project, she gave me a little backstory about the recipe.  She said, I love the whole idea of relating food to memories.  It’s just so sweet, isn’t it?  As for a recipe, this one’s great and easy. And it’s something my mom made for my sister and me growing up. Every morning before our junior tennis tournaments.  And it was torturous.  For years I couldn’t eat pancakes because they reminded me of years and years of hot summer tennis.  But now, I love them. After all, my granddad, D, created this recipe.”  How can you not love a woman who keeps the memory of her granddad alive through his pancakes?

D’s Buttermilk Pancakes

In a previous post I mentioned the ever elusive D.  The man may be a crazy, funny, quirky man, but he’s one heckuva granddad.  And as you’re well aware, he’s got quite the sense of humor.  Well, on top of this quirky humor, he’s also pretty crafty in the kitchen.  He has what goes down as my mother’s favorite pancake recipe ever.  Just ask her…oh and when you do, please mention tennis in the same sentence.  Trust me on this.  Oh boy, she used to whip up this recipe and keep the extras in the freezer for a rainy day, or rather, a tennis tournament day….sorry, I got distracted…

Yes, pancakes.  These are goooooood.  Plain, simple, buttermilk pancakes.

Eat them.  Love them.  Thank D.

Buttermilk Pancakes

BAH Note:  These pancakes were so good that I made them twice in one week.  Each time, I made a double batch and somehow managed not to have a single one left over at the end of the meal.  Does that give you any idea about how good these are?  I can tell you that they are fluffy and moist.  I can also tell you that Sweet Mary said they were “restaurant good” when I served them to her. I can even tell you that when I posted that photo of the pancakes in my Flickr account, my friend Miss Mobtown commented “I just licked my monitor”.  Yeah, they ARE that good and you DO need to try them.  Any extra pancakes, if such a thing exists, can be frozen and reheated in a toaster or toaster oven for a quick pancake fix.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt

Sift the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and melted butter.  Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just incorporated.

Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium heat and lightly coat with butter or nonstick spray.  Ladle the batter into the heated pan and cook until the top bubbles and the bottom is browned.  Flip and cook until the other side is nicely browned.

{printable recipe}

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12 Responses to Food Memories – D’s Buttermilk Pancakes

  1. “restaurant good” is quite a compliment! They look fluffy and delish!

  2. Wendi says:

    Girl, they weren’t just good. They were GOOD.

  3. Brooke says:

    nomnomnomnom. I love pancakes but mine are never good. I’ll have to try Internet Katie’s recipe for sure. Maybe tonight…. breakfast for dinner anyone?

    • Wendi says:

      Boo, Internet Katie’s pancakes should not disappoint. I am notoriously bad about undercooking, overcooking, or generally disrespecting pancakes. And these came out fantastic both times I made them.

  4. Tracy says:

    These look nice and fluffy! I’ll definitely have to give them a try since I haven’t quite mastered the perfect pancake yet. :-)

  5. Gotta be the buttermilk right!! They do look good, I’m going through a bit of a pancake phase, so these are on my next hit list.

  6. katie o. says:

    This totally made my day.
    Thanks Wendi!!

  7. katie says:

    3 years later and I just came back across this. All I can say is that my D would be so proud. When I see him next month I’ll tell him that his pancakes are famous all the way up the Eastern Seaboard. :)

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