Monday, May 9, 2011

Breakfast - Comfort Food

Breakfast is such an important meal of the day because it's the one that has the potential to start the day off right. There's something good that happens when the senses of morning come alive with freshly ground brewed coffee along with signs that the griddle is heating up for my favorite buttermilk pancakes. It not only stirs the physical senses but the heart ones too - it says, "Someone cares for me."

Often, I'll make a double batch of my favorite buttermilk pancake recipe. I've tried many different ones, and always come back to this one found in Martha Stewart's Comfort Food Recipe Cook Book and mostly I will add fresh peaches.

In case you want to make some comfort food and see a big smile on your families face - here's Martha's recipe from her Comfort Food Cookbook.

Martha's Buttermilk Pancake Recipe
Whisk together:
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbl. sugar

2 eggs lightly beaten
3 cups buttermilk
Tbl. + 1/2 t. unsalted - melted butter. ( I tend to use either salted or unsalted.)
Then, combine the dry and the wet ingredients. This is key: don't whisk the batter until it's smooth - leave lumps and un-moistened dry stuff.

Add a thin covering of butter to your pan. This batter makes about 9 6" pancakes. I always double this as left over batter refrigerates well for a few days.

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