Jude’s Kentucky Buttermilk Pancakes

December 27, 2019
The Best Buttermilk Pancakes: Jude's Kentucky Buttermilk Pancakes by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based food, travel, and lifestyle blog

Hey, y’all!

I hope you & your loved ones had a fabulous holiday. Mine was full of time with those that I love most – and food. So much glorious, delicious food.

My favorite holiday tradition is having Christmas Eve breakfast at my Grandma Jude’s. It’s a simple meal: orange juice, thick-cut bacon, and my family’s buttermilk pancakes.

I will rarely indulge in a pancake at a restaurant because I know that they will pale in comparison to these. This recipe is simple and the end product is, to understate, perfect.

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes: Jude's Kentucky Buttermilk Pancakes by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based food, travel, and lifestyle blog

This recipe has been in my family for nearly a century; as such, these pancakes were a staple of my childhood + continue to be a staple of my adulthood. I hope you will love them just as much as I do!

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes: Jude's Kentucky Buttermilk Pancakes by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based food, travel, and lifestyle blog

Jude's Kentucky Buttermilk Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 c. flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c. buttermilk
  • 2 tbp. shortening
  • 1 tbp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and add milk.
  2. Add flour, shortening, sugar, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt to the eggs and milk.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. On medium-high heat, warm a griddle or large skillet.
  5. Brush the skillet with butter and ladle desired amount of pancake batter for preferred size (typically 1/4-1/3 cup).
  6. When pancakes are done on one side, flip and cook until done all of the way through.
  7. Serve with butter and syrup.

Tips:

  1. I like using a large glass measuring cup to mix together the batter. That’s how I grew up doing it & I will continue to do so!
  2. I prefer the pancakes on the lighter side, in terms of color, not allowing them to get overly brown. This is a personal preference, yet I do think the softness of the texture is preferential.

The Best Buttermilk Pancakes: Jude's Kentucky Buttermilk Pancakes by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based food, travel, and lifestyle blog

As always: Happy Eating, Happy Traveling, Happy Living!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

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