Gwyneth Paltrow Cooking Series #3: Bruce Paltrow’s Famous Pancakes


This it the third entry in my Gwyneth Paltrow cooking series and the second breakfast recipe I’ve made. Last week I made Blythe Danner’s Blueberry Muffins and they were excellent. It seemed that following on the heels of this ought to be this pancake recipe.

This is the recipe that seems to sweep them all, according to Gwyneth’s head note, so I couldn’t wait to give it a try. The recipe has an intriguing start as the pancake batter is meant to sit overnight before being cooked. I usually whip up my homemade mix and cook it right away, but I think the batter resting overnight in the fridge yields a denser, cake-like pancake. I used barely 3 tablespoons of milk to thin out the batter in the morning, increasing their density even further. We like them thick so this worked out just perfectly for us. We really enjoyed the tasty pancakes as they were served up hot one after another. They had a delicious buttermilk tang and just the right fluffy texture.

I can see why they were such a memorable recipe for Gwyneth; these are the kind of pancakes that stand the test of time. Stay tuned next week when I dive into dinner recipes!

Bruce Paltrow’s Famous Pancakes

adapted from My Father’s Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow

3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon plus 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cups cultured buttermilk

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled

6 large eggs

1/2 cup milk milk

1. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar and baking powder and set aside. In a separate bowl whisk together the buttermilk, butter, and eggs. Pour the egg mixture into the flour and stir well.  It is all right if it is a little lumpy. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and store the mixture overnight in the refrigerator.

2. The next morning pour in about 1/2 cup of milk to thin out the batter. If you want them thicker pour in less milk; pour in more milk for thinner pancakes. Heat a little pat of butter over medium heat until it has melted. Pour in the batter and cook until little bubbles appear on the top. Then flip over the pancake and cook until the second side is lightly browned.

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