Nov 5, 2015 : I would like to add some notes.
- Here the baking powder and baking soda creates the fluffiness. The baking powder acts twice (which is why it's called double-acting baking powder) when 1) it's humidified (i.e. mixed with milk/ water) 2) when it's heated up.
- So, when you mix dried and wet ingredients and let the batter sit for 15 minutes, it will bubble up. Leaving it for a hour won't be a problem for me, but I notice leaving it for 8 hours wouldn't be as good as freshly-made batter because baking powder keeps reacting with humidity while the batter sitting on the working table. It loses power.
- Baking powder will reacts the again when the batter is popped into the oven. So, if your wet ingredients are hot, baking powder will reacts while you mix the batter too, and that's not good.
- The question is , if you want to prep for a party, you can do this ahead of time by prepare the wet in one bowl and the dries in another. Let them sit at room temp before you are ready to mix it.
- Mixing bananas and berries are good idea, it sticks to the griddle sometimes even when I use non-stick pan, dah ??!! . For those who dont', you need lots of butter on the pan. :-) Real butter is not gonna kill you, I guarantee.
- The last point here, Alton brown looks even better when he grows older. He still my culinary hero. Love him.
Thanks to Alton Brown, these pancakes are awesome. Fluffy and light. I don't need to explain as you can see from the photo. I have manuka honey and Canadian maple syrup....which one would you like?
I can't help digging a fork in the middle of the stack. Sorry if this looks like a crime scene for pancake lovers.
Recipe: Adapted from Alton brown's, more sugar added for my version.
1/2tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
3 tsp sugar
2 cup All-Purposed flour
Wet Ingredients: Mix together
a) 4 Tbls melted butter + 2 yolks ; mix together
b) 2 cups buttermilk or yoghurt at "room temperature" mix with the white. Before adding the whites, you can warm up the buttermilk in the microwave to body temperature. Body temperature is easy to tell , as you dip your finger in the buttermilk, you can barely tell whether it's hot or cold, it's just the same as your body temp, that's all.
Mix a+b together to team up the wet-team.
Once you mix the dry with wet ingredients, stir until "just" mix. You'll see small crumbs and those are fine. If you overwork, your jaw may be dislocated while chewing.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008