You eat in a particular restaurant. You love the place and decide to show your loyalty by visiting the place every week. Eventually, the people who work there show their love by remembering your name. They even know what you are going to get- before you can even look at the menu they ask you, "XYZ again?". You grin sheepishly and say yes. And when you get up to leave they tell you, "see you next week!".
I don't know about you, but I've experienced this many times. Blame it on J. He loves this place. We have to be there every Saturday at 9 am sharp. And he has to get the same thing- Swedish Pancake, every time. The manager knows his name, all the waitresses know us and they fuss over him unnecessarily. Yes, I do not like it! They probably think I am one lazy wife who never steps into the kitchen on Saturdays, thus forcing the poor man to eat out. I knew this would not end (because J would go crazy without his Swedish Pancake) but I was determined to miss going to that place at least this Saturday. If that was to happen I had to recreate that 'pancake magic' at home. And I turned to AB- Alton Brown for help. I love his shows and used to watch them without fail. Of late however, school work has kept me away from them, I do hope to catch up with the shows soon.
Anyways I made this,
Ingredients- (From his book- I'm just here for more food)
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar ( I reduced it to 2)
2 large eggs
2 c buttermilk
4 tbsp butter, melted and cooled (I used only 2 tbsp)
Add the first 5 ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk the last 3 ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix till the batter comes together. Take care not to overmix. Let the batter rest for 5 mins (the batter will be very thick- thats how it should be, so don't worry).
Heat a non-stick pan and add butter to just lightly coat it. Ladle the batter on the pan and cook till bubbles form and the bottom turns golden. Flip and cook till that side is golden.
I served them with this syrup (except I used strawberries).