How To Make Pancakes for One
Last night I went to my sweet friend Jessica’s wedding and danced my heart out. Her family threw a great party! There is no better breakfast on a morning after drinking than pancakes in my opinion. I had some leftover buttermilk from the fried chicken I made earlier this week, so I went on the hunt for a great buttermilk pancake recipe.
I decided to try this one from Martha Stewart, and they turned out so good! I scaled down the recipe to single girl proportions for you below.
A couple notes:
- If you don’t have buttermilk, find a different recipe. I don’t believe in that whole “milk and lemon juice” substitute. It just doesn’t work well! Buttermilk is used for its consistency more than its taste, at least in this recipe.
- Don’t cheat and throw all of the ingredients in together and mix it up cause it won’t turn out that great. Mix the dry ingredients with a whisk first, then add the liquids.
- For the best results, heat a cast iron skillet to medium-low. Make sure it’s good and pre-heated before you make your first pancakes.
Now, the recipe!
Single Girl Made From Scratch Buttermilk Pancakes
(Inspired by this Martha Stewart recipe)
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons of melted butter, plus one tablespoon to melt in the pan
Heat a cast iron pan or griddle to medium-low and melt the one tablespoon of butter in the pan.
Combine all of the dry ingredients together and whisk them well. Add liquid ingredients and mix, but don’t beat it to death. Small to medium lumps are fine.
Take a paper towel and wipe the pan with the melted butter, sopping up the extra. For big pancakes, use a 1/2-1/4 measuring cup to scoop batter and pour on the griddle. For silver dollar pancakes, use a tablespoon to an 1/8th measuring cup.
Cook until dry around the edges and the bubbles stop popping then flip to the other side and cook for about a minute longer.
This will make enough for two people or one person and some leftovers.
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