I love getting new recipes – who doesn’t? Sometimes the best new recipes are old recipes. It seems that whenever I pick up a recipe box or vintage cookbook, there is one page that is dog-eared and covered with flour – you can tell that the cook had come back to that one again and again. In my last Retro Recipes post I featured ‘White Sauce’, which was certainly the go-to recipe from that collection!
This time I want to feature what appears to be another go-to recipe, Sour Milk Pancakes. Recently we were at an older home, pawing through the cupboards, and found two recipe cards taped to the inside of the cupboard door – Sour Milk Pancakes and Biscuits Supreme. I already have a go-to biscuit recipe for Cat Head Biscuits, rumored to be the kind preferred by Elvis. You guessed it, they’re the size of a cat’s head. So, Sour Milk Pancakes it is! There’s nothing like breakfast for dinner.
Go-to recipes are used frequently for a reason – usually, it’s because they are easy! This recipe is for a super easy buttermilk batter, and they didn’t bother to include any more instructions than that. Thankfully, I know how to make pancakes. The batter was really thick and didn’t spread in the hot pan, so these were a bit oddly shaped – but they still turned out to be pretty delicious! I don’t usually use buttermilk in my pancakes, but these were good. I can see why they got taped to the inside of the cupboard door.
Try them yourself and taste the past! If I made them again, I would add blueberries. And re-name them Buttermilk Pancakes. It just sounds better, don’t you think?
Sour Milk Pancakes
1 t. baking soda
2 cups buttermilk
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. sugar, pinch of salt
2 cups sifted flour
1 T. melted butter
1 ttt. baking powder. *
Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Stir in eggs. Add sugar and salt. Beat in flour a little at atime. Add butter and baking powder.
*I believe they meant 1 teaspoon? A mystery. A delicious mystery.