March 02, 2010

Sunday Morning

The batter was resting on the counter. 1 1/2 cups all purpose, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted), 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, and 2 large eggs. Whisked together until just combined.

The coffee dripped and bubbled with congestion while the milk warmed on the stove over a low flame.

The table was set for two.

Earlier I had contemplated. Sunday morning routine or pancakes at home? Sunday morning routine is often a visit to one of our favorite coffee spots. A cappuccino for me, a regular coffee for Roberto. We eat Pain au Chocolats and enjoy the view of the harbor.

It's sleepy. We can take our time. Awaken our appetites just enough in preparation for Sunday supper.

This routine has served us well, but sometimes one needs pancakes.

At the table, a fresh puddle of maple syrup was dripping and drizzling its way from the tops of our short stacks down to our plates. Sips of hot coffee punctuated each cushiony bite.

A break in routine had been the right choice, indeed.


  1. Save the Sunday routine for the sunny and warm days to come--this time of year is perfect for pancakes and pajamas!

  2. A very, very good choice. Lovely.

  3. They look so good. It seems you made the correct decision.

  4. Ooh you know how much I love pancakes, and these look very good indeed.

  5. Tracy your pancakes look gorgeous!

  6. Absolutely the right choice. How are your pancakes so big and fluffy? Looks great!

  7. Indeed. Sometimes you just need pancakes. I enjoyed them myself this past Saturday. Mmmmmm.

  8. Do you ever whip your eggs whites to get your pancakes fluffy?

  9. Elizabeth – You are so right.

    Tart - :)

    Denise – A great decision which set the tone for the rest of the day.

    Beth – :)

    Kath – Thank you :)

    Magda - Thank you :)

    redmenace - Holding my breath and a very light hand made for these big fluffy ones.

    Apples and butter - Weekends were made for pancakes :)

    Lindsey – I beat the eggs lightly before adding them to the batter. Then I just whisked together very briefly until the flour disappeared. I've never whipped the egg whites, but imagine that would make for some fluffy pancakes.

  10. Those pancakes look deeelicious - perfectly cooked and fluffy with just the right amount of syrup. Thanks for sharing! I just signed up to follow you fabulous blog - stop by and visit me sometime at I look forward to your next installment!

  11. Looks delicious! I bet the buttermilk adds lovely flavor to it that regular milk wouldn't!

  12. I made pancakes for the first time a few weeks ago. My son loved them but they were not as good looking as yours!

  13. Sometimes one needs pancakes indeed! And these are beauties!

  14. Tracy, what a lovely stack of pancakes. Hope you enjoyed a leisurely Sunday morning.

  15. yummm tracy. Those look perfectly browned. Hoping you were using good maple syrup!

  16. Stephanie - Thanks for stopping by :)

    Geoffrey - The buttermilk not only adds flavor, but it helps with the texture of the finished pancake.

    Elisabelle – We owe everything to the buttermilk. :)

    Barbara - Thanks :)

    Wendi - Thanks, it was very leisurely :)

    Elizabeth - Good maple syrup, indeed. It can make or break a pancake!

  17. Truly a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning! Since I rarely have buttermilk in the fridge I use whole milk with a bit of lemon juice whisked in... My latest winter favorite is pumpkin pancakes made with spelt flour.

  18. Beautiful Sunday morning light and very handsome pancakes. I never make pancakes, not sure why, my Mum did (does), I love them, Vincenzo would love them. Maybe I will.
    View of the harbour sounds very lovely.

  19. lovely photos!!! and gorgeous fluffy pancakes too :)

  20. I dare say these are the loftiest pancakes I've ever laid eyes on! Yum.

  21. I wish I could drop by your house on that pancake sunday ;-)
    these look super yummy

  22. Nancy – We also rarely have buttermilk. I've wanted to try the lemon in whole milk for some time.

    rachel - The view is very nice. It's time for pancakes in Rome...

    Amelia - :)

    molly - Thank you. They were fluffy and filling. :)

    M. - Thanks. I wish we could feed everyone these pancakes. :)

  23. Look at those fluffy cakes!

    They are really so simple to make, and always enjoyed...we need to make pancakes more often.

    Re: Nancy's suggestion--I too have used lemon in milk before---works like a charm in adding thickness and tang.

  24. Now I see you answered me. I must have heavy hands. Mine never look so good!

  25. well, that's it. making pancakes this weekend. i wouldn't mind that becoming my sunday routine! lovely.

  26. Oh my goodness Tracy!...this is exactly what sounds delicious right now. I have a feeling I'll be making this recipe soon.


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