It’s Fat Tuesday, or Pancake Tuesday as we’ve grown to know it. Are you having pancakes today? If you are, or plan to sometime this week (why not?), I suggest you try this recipe by Gwyneth Paltrow’s father Bruce Paltrow.
They’re light, fluffy and super delicious. Add some Canadian maple syrup and a dab of butter to make the experience go from yum… to simply scrumptious.
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs (preferably organic)
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus 1/2 tsp per batch to grease pan
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- About 1/2 cup whole milk
- Maple syrup
PREPARE: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk eggs, 3 tbsp butter and buttermilk in another bowl. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. (Small lumps are fine.) Cover batter and let rest overnight in the refrigerator. Heat a large greased griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add milk to batter until it reaches desired consistency; the more milk, the thinner and more delicate the pancakes. Working in batches of three pancakes, spoon batter onto griddle or skillet. Cook until surface of pancake is covered with bubbles, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Drizzle warmed maple syrup over pancakes; serve.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE: 372 calories per 2 pancakes with 2 tbsp maple syrup, 11 g fat (6 g saturated), 60g carbs, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.