Comfort Food In The Morning

There's something good that happens when the senses of morning come alive with fresh ground/brewed coffee along with signs that the griddle is heating up for some comfort food.  It not only stirs the physical senses but the heart ones too - it says, "Someone cares for me."

Years ago, one of my daughters introduced me to Martha Stewart's Comfort Food Recipe Cook Book and this buttermilk pancake recipe.  It's my favorite and when it's peach season at our farm, you'll find little chunks of peaches in these pancakes.

Martha's Buttermilk Pancake Recipe

Whisk together:

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

3 Tbl. sugar

Combine:

2 eggs lightly beaten

3 cups buttermilk

Tbl. + 1/2 t. unsalted - melted butter. ( I tend to use either salted or unsalted.)

Then, combine the dry and the wet ingredients. This is key: don't whisk the batter until it's smooth - leave lumps and un-moistened dry sections in the batter.

Add a thin covering of butter to your pan. This batter makes about 9 6" pancakes. I always double this as left over batter refrigerates well for a few days.

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