can i confess something? i couldn’t care less about football, but i can’t get enough of “friday night lights.” the story lines, real-ness of of characters, the setting… it’s addicting.
anyway, on to food… comfort food has been on the menu these past days, due to a need of comfort of some sort. the last two days i’ve had the remainders of frozen thanksgiving dinner (turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and green beans). perfect.
it’s friday night and the evening seemed best spent reading and avoiding unpacking. before i head to bed though (we party hard in this apartment!), i’ll begin making a little more comfort food, via serious eats.
- 2 cups buttermilk (i don’t have buttermilk, but it can be made by adding 1 T vinegar to 1 c. milk and letting it sit until curdled)
- 2/3 cup uncooked oats, steel-cut or old-fashioned rolled
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 ounces (about 1/3 cup) all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 ounces (about 1/3 cup) whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted, plus a little extra for the griddle
- Stir buttermilk and oats together in small bowl.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours, and up to over night. After oats have soaked, put egg in large mixing bowl and beat vigorously with wooden spoon until uniform in color and consistency, about one minute. Beat in brown sugar until homogenous. Thoroughly stir in both flours, baking soda, salt, butter, and oat-buttermilk mixture.
- Heat griddle or skillet over medium heat until a drop of water dances across the surface. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of butter and spread across surface with paper towel (there should be no visible butter). Drop batter onto griddle by scant quarter cups. When bubbles form on raw surface of pancakes and begin to burst (this may take 90 seconds to 3 minutes, depending on the thickness/size of your griddle and burner), use thin spatula to check that underside is lightly browned and flip. Cook until second side is lightly browned and pancakes are cooked through, about 90 seconds longer. Serve immediately, unadorned or accompanied by maple syrup or warm applesauce if desired.
i believe i will be topping this with homemade applesauce and agave nectar. breakfast tomorrow morning will be complete with several cups of starbucks coffee, to be drank out of my dean and deluca mug. the perfect start to a snowy, relaxing weekend.