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A question about a recipe: David Eyre's Pancake

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I have a question about the recipe "David Eyre's Pancake" from amanda. I was wondering if I could substitute buttermilk for the whole milk in the recipe? Thanks!

asked by Sweetleahbee over 5 years ago
5 answers 2372 views
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added over 5 years ago

I say go for it! But then my preference is always for buttermilk pancakes.

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added over 5 years ago

buttermilk sometimes acts as a rising agent in a recipe. so, if you leave the buttermilk out, the final product might not be as light. but! there are some good subs out there! do you have white vinegar or lemon juice around? a dash of vinegar or lemon juice (1 tbsp to a scant cup of milk) is a good workaround when you don't have buttermilk. unless, of course, it's that you don't like buttermilk and were looking forward to a milkier/sweeter version!

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added over 5 years ago

whoops read that backwards!

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

I haven't tried it but I definitely would -- could be a great new version. Let us know how it turns out!

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added over 5 years ago

I always make my baked German pancakes with buttermilk and love how they turn out.

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