treatise. Our little coffeepot had already lost its handle in a stovetop fire, so it was perfectly engineered for campfire use.
I used a pancake recipe that has come to be my standard, from a book by Mitchell Davis called Kitchen Sense. For whatever reason, I rarely cook anything else in this book, but the recipes for both pancakes and waffles are stained and wrinkled. Here, slightly adapted, is Davis' recipe for buttermilk pancakes.
adapted from Kitchen Sense, by Mitchell Davis
(note: I usually double or triple this recipe, as it doesn't make that many pancakes)
- 2 Tblsp unsalted butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 large egg
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup milk (I often use a little more to thin out)
Melt the butter.
Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat together egg, buttermilk, and milk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir until smooth. Just before the flour is gone, add the melted butter to the batter. Cook using your standard pancake method. (A note about cooking pancakes--I'm a recent convert to lower heat under the griddle--it almost never needs to be as hot as you think it should. But feel free to do as you please, it was only after years of burnt pancakes that I finally saw the light, and it took a yuppie stove to do it).
I often add a little more milk to the mixture to thin the pancakes out, as I find they don't always cook evenly at Davis' preferred thickness. I also sub in yogurt or sour cream for the buttermilk on a regular basis.