Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bruce Paltrow's World-Famous Pancakes

I {heart} breakfast!  When I was growing up my Dad was always up super early on the weekends and had breakfast ready for us.  We'd wake up to the smells of waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits-and-eggs (a favorite I'll share later!), etc. Not all at once, of course.  :)  The delicious smells would permeate the whole house and I LOVED it!!!  Now that I'm married, I am the one making breakfasts.  I am always trying to find something new and delicious and this recipe ranks right up there as a new all-time favorite!

I love pancakes and waffles, but especially love the Swedish-style pancakes.  This recipe is a perfect blend of both.  It is so reminiscent of traditional pancakes with a lot of Swedish pancake elements, that I just couldn't get enough!  With six eggs, you can definitely taste the "egginess" in them, but they're only slightly sweet, which balances so perfectly with the sweetness of the syrup that compared to traditional pancakes, you won't be getting that overpowering sugar-high from eating them!  DELICIOUS!!!!

{bruce paltrow's world-famous pancakes}
   from "My Father's Daughter" by Gwyneth Paltrow

3 c. unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 c. plus 2 T. granulated sugar
1T. plus 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. fine salt
3 c. buttermilk
6 T. unsalted butter, melted and cooled plus more butter for cooking
6 large eggs
up to 1c. milk, as needed to thin batter (I added about 1/4 c. to get the thinness in mine)
Maple syrup, for serving

Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk the buttermilk, butter and eggs together in another bowl.  Add the wet ingredients in the dry ingredients, whisking just enough to combine (small lumps are okay).  Let the batter sit, covered, overnight. The next morning, heat up your griddle or favorite nonstick pan and slick it with a little butter.  Add enough milk to the batter to thin it to the consistency you want.  Cook the pancakes on the griddle, flipping them after bubbles appear on the surface of the uncooked side.  Let cook 2-3 minutes more, then remove and eat with lots of warm maple syrup.


  1. I kinda want to be her. Just sayin'

  2. I love Gwyneth. Every morning when I wake up I spend a few seconds trying to harness her hot-lady mojo. How do you like her cook book? Is it a need-to-own?


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