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This recipe for BUTTERMILK PANCAKES, by , is from The First New Testament A.M.E Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Derrick Gordon
Added: Saturday, September 1, 2007



So light and tender, they melt in your mouth. Refrigerate or freeze leftover batter in an airtight container for another day.

1 cup flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 egg
1 c. buttermilk, more if needed to thin out batter
2 tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat a lightly oiled griddle or fry pan. Sift and measure flour; sift again with sugar, salt and baking soda.
Beat egg in medium bowl. Blend in buttermilk. Add dry ingredients, beating until smooth; blend in melted butter.

Add up to 1/4 cup more buttermilk for thinner cakes. Adjust consistency as required to maintain a pourable pancake batter by adding additional flour or buttermilk.

Cook on lightly oiled griddle or fry pan. Turn pancakes when surface bubbles begin to break.

Serve immediately.

Makes 14 to 16 three-inch pancakes.

Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes: Stir in 2/3 cup well-drained canned blueberries or 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen blueberries just before cooking. Serve with syrup, sweetened whipped cream or sour cream and additional blueberries.
Apple Buttermilk Pancakes: Fold 1 cup chopped apple into batter.

Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes: Fold 1 cup thinly sliced berries into batter.

Pineapple Buttermilk Pancakes: Fold 1 (3 3/4 oz.) can well-drained crushed pineapple into batter.

Peanut Butter Pancakes: Blend 1/3 cup creamy-style peanut butter into batter.

Chopped Apple and Cinnamon Pancakes: Chop apple to an 1/8 inch dice. Microwave chopped apple on high 1 minute. Sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar. Stir into batter




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