The Best Pancakes

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  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 and 1/2 cups flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup milk (I used whole milk)
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • bacon grease, for frying (butter works too)


  1. Heat your oven to 170 degrees F, sometimes called the “keep warm” setting.Get out 3 bowls: large, medium, and small.
  2. Add the butter to the large bowl and microwave until it is melted. Set aside to cool a little bit.In the medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.Add the buttermilk and milk to the melted butter.
  3. Separate the eggs: add the whites to the small bowl and the yolks to the wet ingredients in the large bowl. Whisk in the yolks.
  4. Use a small whisk of fork to beat the egg whites a little bit, just 20 seconds or so until they start getting a little bubbly. It will help them fold in evenly.
  5. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and stir roughly with a wooden spoon. Don’t overdo it! Just barely combine it. There should still be streaks for flour. See photos.
  6. Beat the egg whites a little then add them to the batter. Fold in gently. It’s okay if there are still streaks of egg white.Heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat.
  7. When it is hot, smear a little bacon grease over the griddle.
  8. Scoop the batter using a half cup measurement.
  9. When bubbles on top start to pop, flip the pancakes. They should be a nice golden brown.
  10. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes until they are golden on both sides.
  11. Remove the pancakes to a cooking rack and keep warm in the oven that you turned on.Repeat with the remaining batter.
  12. Serve with lots of butter and syrup. And peanut butter.


Recipe source: http://thefoodcharlatan

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