Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes by Beachhutcook

Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes

I will be honest with you, I’ve been in a strange place lately not sure if Beach Hut Cook was my thing.  I know silly right?  This started after missing out on a couple of gigs, I had some website issues, our beloved beach hut was broken into and I received one or two “well-meaning” comments on my style.

So after a couple of weeks of being thoughtful and some calorific wallowing, I have bounced back and feeling good.  No longer do I have website issues but a new sexier looking version **just agree with me** and a renewed vigour.  I took time to rethink stuff and develop a tougher skin to those “well-meaning” comments. I don’t do negative on Beach Hut Cook so let’s just move on shall we? 

Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes by Beachhutcook

Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes by Beachhutcook

I made these pancakes a few weeks ago at the hut but since then, I’ve tweaked the recipe hence the time lag.  Originally, we had planned for all of us to go to hut for breakfast, which is a short walk from our house, but our kids (big) are permanently nocturnal these days so we’ve stopped fighting it.  Breakfast often just us two.  Snooze you lose.

The smell of the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger as you cook the pancakes fill the room so if I did cook these at home well I am sure the kids would have risen from their zombie like slumber. 

Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes by Beachhutcook

You could make up the dry ingredients ahead of time and likewise for the liquid and mix together at the last minute when you are ready.  I wouldn’t make the whole recipe ahead of time as once you wet any raising ingredient it starts to activate and your pancakes won’t be as fluffy and light.

Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes by Beachhutcook

Looking at these pictures, I notice how much stuff was stolen from our hut but they didn’t steal our happy memories, our giggles, our enormous sense of fun and of course, they didn’t and couldn’t steal that view.  Look at it.

Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes by Beachhutcook

 

Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes
Serves 4
Warm delicious cooking smells that fill your house with a culinary cuddle.
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Ingredients
  1. 250g plain flour
  2. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. Good pinch of salt
  4. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  5. ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  6. ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  7. 35g unsalted butter, melted
  8. 1 x 284 carton of buttermilk
  9. Whole milk filled up to halfway of buttermilk carton (about 120ml)
  10. 2 eggs
  11. 2 tablespoons of soft dark brown sugar
  12. Extra butter for frying
Instructions
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together and then in a separate bowl mix together the wet ingredients. Pour the wet on to the dry ingredients and mix together until smooth.
  2. Melt about a tablespoon of butter into a large frying pan and ladle out 3 small quantities so you fill a pan and fry until bubbles appear and then flip over and continue to fry for a further 2 minutes.
  3. Pile on to a plate and place into a low heated oven while you finish off the rest.
  4. Serve with maple syrup, yoghurt and fruit.
Notes
  1. You could make up the dry ingredients ahead of time and likewise for the liquid and mix together at the last minute when you are ready. I wouldn’t make the whole recipe ahead of time as once you wet any raising ingredient it starts to activate and your pancakes won’t be as fluffy and light.
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Gingerbread Buttermilk Pancakes by Beachhutcook

8 Comments

  • Reply Anna King 11th October 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Hi I’m a regular reader but almost never comment (it can be a faff when you read via bloglovin), but have been moved to commiserate with you on your break in. Im so sorry to hear some of you lovely stuff was nicked, I dream of a beach hut and live vicariously through yours. Hope you can have fun slowly replacing bits and bobs. I enjoy reading your blog and often cook your recipes, glad you are keeping going. X

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 12th October 2016 at 9:51 am

      Thank you Anna, that’s wonderful to read. I am so glad you like BHC especially when I had my doubts on its future. I am resolved to keep on. My boys were speechless when I voiced my thoughts. They replied with “what not taste testing?”, “no talk of upcoming ideas round the dinner table?” So I continue and happy to do so.

      Anna, I’ll let you into a little secret; the winter tides come up so high that we have to take down our beach hut over the next couple of months until spring but we’ve decided to house it in our garden so BHC can continue in the same vibe! I won’t hide that we’ve moved it but focus more on the sense of beach hut life being a time for feasting and being with those you love. Then back to normal in the early Spring on the same spot on the beach.

      Thanks once again Anna and I will always appreciate and remember your kind comment. Elinor xx

  • Reply driftwood 13th October 2016 at 2:32 pm

    oh what a shame that the hut was burgled, no wonder you feel a bit shaken about everything. Love your styling and your lifestyle x and totally understand about the teenagers not getting up for breakfast, one of mine wakes up and moves straight on to lunch. x

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 17th October 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks xx Thank goodness someone’s teens have breakfast for lunch! x

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 17th October 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks xx Thank goodness someone’s teens have breakfast for lunch! x

  • Reply Emma Raphael 16th October 2016 at 7:30 am

    Oh no, so sorry you were broken into, how awful! 🙁 Ignore the comments, only publish the positive, and I LOVE your new look! It looks fabulous! x

    • Reply Elinor Hill aka Beach Hut Cook 17th October 2016 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks Emma, had another break in this weekend! Not letting it bother us! x

  • Reply Emma Raphael 16th October 2016 at 7:30 am

    PS. I love the sound of Gingerbread pancakes, and that’s coming from someone who overdoses on the stuff at this time of year! It’s hard not to here! 😀

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