Friday, November 20, 2015
What is your family’s favorite breakfast? Lately, we’ve been devouring our fair share of pancakes. From simple plain ones, to banana walnut chocolate chip loaded ones; all wonderfully fluffy and scrumptious! I have to say, my personal favorite are these flavorful and fluffy Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes. Before I post the the video tutorial and recipe, I wanted to share with you the 3 secrets to making super tender and fluffy pancakes first! The secrets are quite simple, and if you follow them, I guaranteed that you’re going to fall in love with your homemade pancakes all over again! They are even better than those at the pancake house. No exaggeration!
Secret #1: Use room temperature ingredients!
With room temperature ingredients (especially the wet ingredients), your batter will combine smoothly without big lumps. Imagine if you add melted butter into icy cold buttermilk and egg, the butter will seized up into lumps and it’ll be a mess when you add the liquid into the flour mixture! Please don’t let that happen!
Secret #2: Use buttermilk!
What is buttermilk? Buttermilk is simply the liquid left behind after cream was churned into butter. Lactic-acid bacteria is usually reintroduced into pasteurized buttermilk, hence the tangy flavor. When you use buttermilk in baked goods and pancakes, it adds a subtle tang and increases the rise when it interacts with baking soda! That’s what makes your pancakes more fluffy!
Secret #3: Do NOT over mix the batter!
After adding the wet ingredients to the flour mixture. Only mix the batter until just combined, about 20 seconds or so. When you over mix the better, the gluten will start to develop in the flour and that will make the pancakes tough and chewy! I guess no one would appreciate cardboard texture pancakes, right? So, please do NOT over mix. It’s okay if you still see some lumps in the batter!
Now, the 3 secrets to making tender and fluffy pancakes are not secrets anymore! I promise to post the video tutorial and recipe of these Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes soon. Stay tuned and have a beautiful weekend!