Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Recipe: Mrs. Sigurdson's Buttermilk Pancakes

Since you've asked, Erin, here it is:

Mrs. Sigurdson's Buttermilk Pancakes

2 cups flour
3 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. Canola oil
1 quart buttermilk
2 eggs

Separate the egg whites from the yolks. Put the egg whites into a mixing bowl and beat until light, firm peaks form. Set aside.

Combine all dry ingredients (sift, if you prefer). Add the buttermilk, oil and egg yolks, and blend until smooth. Gently fold in egg whites.

Prepare a griddle or pan, preferably cast iron, with butter: drop a pat of butter and bring it to a gentle sizzle. Take a folded paper towel and thoroughly spread this butter all over the cooking surface. Pour in enough batter for one pancake. Watch for bubbles on top of pancake to gently rise to the surface and pop. Flip it over. Cook until it is between golden brown and black (according to your preference).
Repeat.
Serve with butter and REAL maple syrup. It's worth it!

 Pancakes will give you energy for the rest of your day:
having coffee
picking berries
fishing
gardening
sweeping
digging clams
climbing trees
walking the beach
reading
sunbathing,
or whatever your day holds.

8 comments:

Karen said...

So since I'm a modern cook and don't even know where to buy buttermilk,I am sorry to say I will probably never make Mrs. Sig's pancakes--but ohh they sound delicious and you are all lucky to have the habit of making them from scratch. Your family photos are wonderful and priceless--especially you in your bikini! Too cute. Amazing that you can eat those pancakes AND wear a bikini!

Erin said...

YUM! Thanks so much. We often have a "breakfast dinner" and I will add this recipe to our collection.

The pictures made me so happy. Thanks for posting.

karen gerstenberger said...

Karen, buttermilk is usually in the dairy section, near the whipping cream, sour cream, etc., just in case you decide to try it. And that's my slender older sis in the bikini - I'm the one sitting in the tree! =) XO

Allegra Smith said...

I have taken the recipe and some day I will put it on my cooking blog with proper credit. Recipes like this one are treasures to be passed on to others, they have the most important ingredient written all over: love. The willingness to spend one's time doing something for those you love. Thank you dear.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love pancakes too. :)
Love these pictures...is that your mom on the lounge chair sunbathing? Meow!!

karen gerstenberger said...

YES! Those are my parents (and us when we were young kids).

deb said...

oh, I'm so making these on the weekend. Thank you.

and Karen , the pictures are the best. The absolute best. Glad to hear that Zoe and the others were able to return to the real life families. I'm sure you helped create many life long memories.

Lynda said...

We had these pancakes this morning. Five out of five of my family members approved with requests that we make these again! We made a warm blueberry sauce and bacon on the side. Fabulous recipe! Thank you!