Trying to be fiscally responsible with the groceries that I already have in my fridge (thanks Dad), I decided to find a weekend recipe where I had most of the ingredients and could use the remainder of the buttermilk from the lemon dill aioli that was made with the crab cakes this past week. Buttermilk pancakes and bacon it was! Lucky for CBH, I had all the ingredients for his favorite bacon recipe too.
I had never made buttermilk pancakes before, and actually turned to Martha Stewart’s recipe. (Thank you, Martha. They sure were delicious!)
Buttermilk Pancakes Ingredients: (The original recipe makes 9 six-inch pancakes. Here is the recipe, cut in half. Half was plenty for two people.)
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 ½ Tbl. Sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 ½ c. buttermilk
- 2 Tbl. Unsalted butter, melted, plus some extra reserved to grease the griddle/skillet
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar). Add eggs, buttermilk and the 2 tbl. Melted butter. Heat griddle/skillet and toss a small pad of butter in, once hot, to melt and grease the bottom of the skillet. Use your liquid mixing cup, fill with the batter, and pour in 4 inch diameter puddles onto the hot skillet. Once the batter has bubbled up a great deal (about a minute, minute and a half), flip the pancake over. Repeat with remainder of the batter.
*Martha’s suggestion with keeping the pancakes hot, is to heat your oven to 175*degrees. Place the pancakes that are fully cooked, from the skillet onto a cookie sheet. Reserve in oven to keep warm until ready to serve.
Bacon Ingredients: (this recipe has a little kick of heat at the end of your first bite. It’s delicious.)
- 6 pieces of bacon
- ¼ c. light brown sugar
- ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
- ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
Preheat your oven to 375*degrees. In a glass bowl, combine the brown sugar, ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Coat the bacon in the powder mixture, and lay on a slotted tray. Place in your oven for 20-25 minutes, until the bacon is cooked to your liking. Remove from oven and let bacon dry/cool. Once cooled, Enjoy!
*The bacon recipe was discovered from a great southern show on the Food Network Channel: ‘Down Home with the Neely’s’. More Bacon Please!