Whether you're a seasoned home cook or just getting in touch with your inner chef, the need for a go-to pancake recipe is universal. But finding one that delivers the sort of high-rising pancakes you find at the local diner is easier said than done. And that's because it's just as much about technique as it is about the ingredients.
It's a simple fact that pancakes need a leavening agent like baking soda or baking powder to rise, but it's also true that those agents need an acidic ingredient to create those air bubbles in the batter, which lead to tall, fluffy pancakes. Buttermilk is a favorite choice for adding acidity, but milk mixed with lemon juice also works in a pinch.
But none of that matters if you don't cook your pancakes immediately, and take advantage of all those little batter bubbles you just formed. The reaction between baking powder and buttermilk starts as soon as the dryRead More »from How to Make Tall, Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes