Don’t be confused. Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you.
Seriously. I don’t care how many Jägerbombs/vodka pours down the ice luge/orange and black jello shots you had last night.
You see, even though today is Halloween, these pancakes from the Pastry Queen cookbook are called “Mother’s Day Pancakes.” And I’m pretty sure most of you out there could go for a nice, carb-laden pancake right now. Or five.
And some bacon. Bacon’s always a good idea.
I suppose I could have changed the title to the appropriate holiday…but my thinking was that the idea of Halloween Pancakes wouldn’t appeal so much to me on any other day but today.
Thus, we will stick with the Pastry Queen’s title. Because really, it doesn’t matter what holiday it is, what day of the week…none of that is important. All you need to know is that these pancakes are good.
Truth be told, I’ve never made a pancake recipe I didn’t like. I’ve tried recipes adapted from Martha Stewart and Joy the Baker (still yet to post), among some others I can’t quite remember – but one thing I know, is they’ve always used buttermilk. Pancakes are one of the first things I think of to make when I’ve got leftover buttermilk to use, and they’re always easy because I’ve already got everything else in my cupboard.
I’ve also always got bacon, and that’s an ingredient that’s just required when pancakes are being made as far as I’m concerned.
Pancakes from scratch come together so quickly that I will never understand the whole Bisquick thing, and I’ll also probably never understand how or why Kelly Bensimon had such a hard time making them on that infamous Real Housewives episode. These pancakes in particular seem to use a ton of buttermilk (I use the light version when available), and they’re impossibly fluffy and moist. The recipe gives you a range for buttermilk, telling you that you can use more for thinner pancakes, and less for thicker ones. I went right in the middle of the range and found them to be perfect.
So. Pancakes are easy. And delicious. And you know you could totally go some carbs right now.
What are you waiting for? Head on over to Katy’s blog for the recipe!