It’s January 1st, so let me wish you Happy New Year, Szczesliwego Nowego Roku, and share my favorite pancake recipe with you, American style pancakes, not Polish (which are more like crepes). We’ve been meaning to make pancakes ever since Christmas. Santa left a bottle of Blis maple syrup in my Christmas stocking. Santa is full of surprises! (available via the preceeding affiliate link)
We first learned of Blis syrup, it’s aged in bourbon barrels, while watching Brew Dogs on their visit to Grand Rapids, Michigan. The two cheeky Scots used the syrup, as well as other local flavors, in the beer brewed for the show. Ed and I both thought the idea of maple syrup from bourbon barrels sounded interesting, but my clever husband remembered it for several months and tracked it down in our local Williams Sonoma shop. It’s dear, but so worth it! The maple and bourbon flavors meld beautifully, giving the taste the most interesting and sophisticated complexity.
If you’re making a special breakfast or need a gift for a foodie, track down a bottle Blis! It’s unique, and you’ll be remembered as someone very in the know!
My pancake recipe comes from a three ring binder cookbook, one my mom gave me forty years ago, The New Pillsbury Family Cookbook. It’s dated, the recipes make no mention of microwaves, food processors, nor instant read thermometers. Many pages have torn out and are sort of in the right order, but it’s a book that I keep going back to for wonderful basics that I love. I used to make Mickey, Minnie, and Donald Duck pancakes with this recipe when our girls were young. Nowadays, everyone is content with simple circles, so production moves along much faster.
If you’re usual pancakes come from a box, I hope you’ll give these a try. Mixing them up will take only a minute or two more, and they’ll taste 10 times better! You’re worth it! Smacznego!Print
A classic American breakfast, so much better when made from scratch!
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar or honey
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Preheat griddle to 375
- Combine eggs, buttermilk, and oil
- Add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
- Stir only until large lumps disappear, too much mixing will make for tough pancakes
- Pour onto a lightly greased griddle
- Cook until bubbles form and edges are cooked
- Flip pancakes and brown other side
If you find yourself without buttermilk, add 2 tablespoons of vinegar and milk to make 2 cups, let it sit for a few minutes and you’re ready to go!
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.