OK, this is a great example of American blogs being so creative and inspirational. Of course I don’t celebrate Bastille Day (other than getting drunk and dancing on the streets, sometimes), let alone 4th of July, but after seeing tons and tons of red, white and blue recipes bloom all over the blogosphere for the past few weeks, I felt an itch. I wanted to make my own version or a red, white and blue something.
I decided I was going to use Bastille Day as an excuse. After all, we French people also have a red, white and blue (actually, blue, white and red) flag. And we also have a National Day. And it happens tomorrow. And apparently my tricolor itch stuck around longer than 10 days. So. So there you go, tricolor pancakes. And they’re incredibly fluffy too.
If you’re not French but still want to make them, you only have 355 days to go until the next 4th of July.
Bastille Day pancakes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Yields about 15 pancakes
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 eggs
- 4 tbsp butter, melted + more for the pan
- blue food coloring
- red food coloring
1. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk eggs and melted butter, then whisk in buttermilk.
2. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and whisk until just incorporated, and still slightly lumpy. Do not overmix. Divide the batter into 3, and add a few drops of blue food coloring to one bowl, and a few drops of red to another.
3. Add butter to a large skillet over medium heat, then add 1/2 cup batter. Cook until the top is bubbly, then flip and cook for another minute or so. You can cook several pancakes at once. Serve warm.
- Add chocolate chips or bluberries to the batter if you wish.
- Leaving a few lumps to the batter will make fluffy and light pancakes.