Wednesday, May 26, 2010



i got these incredibly sweet and delicious cherries from the farmer's market last weekend. we quickly ate most of them, and a few of them also got squished. so instead of the pie i had planned, we settled on cherry vanilla buttermilk pancakes the next morning. we eat a lot of pancakes. oh my gosh.

pancakes are so delicious, and versatile, and quick, and simple. i sound like a crazy person, ranting about pancakes. but seriously.


we ate them all before we could get a picture, but just imagine the fluffiest, pink specked, golden, crisp-on-the-edges, pancakes you've ever seen. a photo wouldn't do them justice anyhow. you should just make them yourself and experience the tastiness.

:cherry vanilla buttermilk pancakes:

7.5 ounces all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoon butter, melted*
6 ounces fresh cherries, pitted and chopped

* what i typically do, is just melt about half to three quarters of a stick of butter, add the 2 tablespoons to my batter, and use the rest for cooking the pancakes

in a large mixing bowl, weigh your flour {if you don't have a scale - get one. if you can't get one, use about 1 1/2 cups of flour}. sift your flour with the rest of the dry ingredients. if your measuring cup is large enough {2+ cups} you can measure your buttermilk, add to that your egg, vanilla and melted butter, and whisk it right in the measuring cup. add the liquid stuff to the dry things, being careful not to over mix - you still have to fold in some cherries. if you're not sure about how many cherries, it's very flexible. i used about a heaping handful, but feel free to experiment. cook these pancakes in melted butter, and top with maple syrup. enjoy!


Mel said...

Yum! We've been eating a lot of pancakes too. A large german pancake baked in a skillet in that gets all puffy, to be exact. I used cherries this week and made a compote for the top and it was very tasty. I think I'll try it your way this weekend. Cheers!

crumbs & co. said...

yum! i love dutch babies. i have a ton of blackberries to do something with and a dutch baby sounds just about right.

i miss you mel! xoxo