Sunday, July 28, 2013


Preparing 'perfect' pancakes is a particularly precarious, and personal problem for a plethora of people.

i'm probably proficient at producing and prolonging the powerful and persuasive post of P's. But, ph*ck it; i'm passive and not persistent enough. Period. okay, i'm done. 
But i know how difficult it can be to find a fantastic pancake recipe that is flavourful and moist, and doesn't sit like a stone is lodged in your throat (ya, i'm looking at YOU boxed pre-made pancake mixes). Homemade pancakes --along with just about anything homemade--are definitely the way to go on a weekend morn'. They also made for a great dinner not too long ago during my lazy, carb-infused university-days... 

sobutanyways, these have also been known as 'copycat ihop pancakes'; but to be honest, these are bettttter than ihop. If you like ihop pancakes, you will love these more. i promise. 

What you need:
1 1/3 C all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
1¼ C buttermilk* LOL ya right, who has buttermilk, like, ever? see note below.
2 tbsp. melted butter or margarine
1/4 C sugar

*i never have actual buttermilk on hand, so i make it instead! Just take your 1/¼ C of regular milk and add 2 tbsps. of white vinegar OR lemon juice. Let it sit for about 5 mins then it's good to go as your buttermilk substitute. It'll look like tiny chunks are forming in it, aka like vomit. hahaha #imnotjoking.

What you need to do:

Step one, part A.
First things first, if you do NOT have buttermilk, go ahead and make this NOW. while it's doing its thing, curdling and such (or w/e the f*ck it does) you can prepare step one, part B. If you have real buttermilk, skip this step, durr. 

step one, part B.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

step two:
mix the egg into the buttermilk mixture. Add wet mixture to flour mixture; stir until smooth.

step three:
in a small microwave safe bowl, melt the butter or margarine. Once melted, add the sugar and stir until blended. Add sugar mixture into the batter. Mix just a bit till it comes together.
margarine and sugar, blended. 
margarine-sugar-blend, dropped into batter.
the almighty batter, in it's ready to cook state.

step four:

Let the batter 'rise'/rest/froth up a bit for a couple minutes before dropping it on a heated pan. It's science. at least i think so.
Fry on a greased griddle or pan at about 325-350 degrees.

Add blueberries, if you please. 

Or you can add chocolate chips...
yes, i realize the spots kind of look like mold. It's chocolate i swearrr.

Orrrr you can get your adult brother or sister or someone special to you to f*ck one up really bad, and do this!
#dontask #mightyfail

Yields about 6-8 good sized pancakes. 

Don't forget to TRY and REPLY!!!!!!

^.^Adapted from cookin' up north's ihop pancake recipe

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