For Valentine’s Day this year, my first with Justin, we decided to stay home and cook for each other. It was absolutely lovely! I made breakfast and he made dinner. They were both delicious but I tend to love breakfast more than most other meals. And this breakfast was just delectable…
I made strawberry pancakes! I tend to constantly buy fruit that I never end up eating so I decided to use a few strawberries before they went bad and I used them in pancakes. I’ve had blueberry and banana, but never strawberry pancakes before! I followed Gwyneth Paltrow’s father’s recipe, Bruce Paltrow’s World-Famous Pancakes and tossed in the strawberries. These were the best pancakes I’ve ever made… (I’m reading this post seven years later and laughing because THESE are the best pancakes I’ve ever had…but these strawberry ones are pretty great too!)
Strawberry Pancakes (Bruce Paltrow's World-Famous Pancakes)
Yield 18 pancakes
This recipe is slightly altered from My Father's Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness, by Gwyneth Paltrow. The original recipe can also be found on Gwyneth's GOOP site HERE.
- 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus 1/2 tsp per batch to grease pan
- 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
- about 1/2 cup whole milk (or more to thin the batter)
- 1 carton organic strawberries, hulled and sliced in half (or quartered for larger strawberries)
- maple syrup
- Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
- Whisk eggs, 3 tbsp 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.
- The next morning, mix in the cut strawberries.
- 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 with bubbles, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Flip and cook the other side until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Drizzle warmed maple syrup over pancakes; serve.
1 serving = 3 pancakes: 372 calories per 2 pancakes with 2 tbsp maple syrup, 11 g fat (6 g saturated), 60 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein