Thick and fluffy, super yummy, smothered in syrup and stacked to the ceiling. The ideal way to enjoy pancakes. I’ve made lots of different pancakes and used may different recipes (see here, here, here and here), but these are my new favorite. You can tell just by the batter that the pancakes will be super thick and fluffy, which was exactly what you want for a leisurely weekend breakfast. I bought a beautiful punnet of local strawberries the other week, you know the kind that you can smell from a mile away. I opened up the fridge to get milk for my cup of tea, and the sweet scent was overwhelming. In that instant, I had an epiphany, well I guess more like a sudden and staggeringly strong craving. Pancakes. It had to be pancakes. But not any old pancakes, Strawberry Buttermilk Pancakes.
These pancakes are the perfect morning pick me up. The sweet strawberries really shine in a batter that’s not too sweet that seems unnaturally full of air. The main tip here is not to over-mix your batter. You will lose all the fluffiness and end up with “flat as a pancake” pancakes. No bueno. But then there’s your accompaniments. A pad of slightly salted butter is brilliant or maybe even a strawberry compote. But honestly, when it comes to pancakes I’m a purist. There’s nothing better than smothering your steaming hot pancakes with real maple syrup.
By the way, what do you think of my cute new tea towel? Check out the last photo for my favorite bit!