Bruce Paltrow's World-Famous Pancakes
Recipe from: My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness by Gwyneth Paltrow
(Dry ingredients go in a large bowl, wet go in a smaller one)
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3 tbsp cane or turbinado sugar
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- About 1/2 cup whole milk
- Maple syrup
Half Batch Ingredients
- 3/4 Cup flour
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 1.5 tbsp butter
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Whisk eggs, 3 tbsp melted and cooled 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 in bubbles, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until golden, about a minute or 90 seconds.
- Drizzle with warm maple syrup and serve.
- Let cast iron pan heat slowly on the stove on lowest heat while you prepare ingredients
- Cook at no higher than low/medium heat
- Use 1 tsp of shortening to oil pan just before starting to cook a batch
Bacon Pancake Strips/Pancacon
- 8 slices bacon
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Bruce Paltrow's Pancake batter
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Arrange bacon slices on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in the preheated oven until browned and crisp, about 15 minutes; drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Combine maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook and stir until sauce is smooth and heated through about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and keep sauce warm.
- Heat a griddle or flat skillet over medium heat; spread melted butter on surface to coat. Arrange bacon slices about 2 inches apart on the hot griddle, working in batches if needed.
- Slowly pour batter over each bacon strip; cook until bubbles start to form on top and edges are dry, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip pancakes and cook until the other side is golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Serve with warm maple-peanut butter sauce.