How do you plan to start 2012?
Last year, New Year’s Eve was a fun night out for dinner with Chad, and I think we just getting home when the clock struck midnight. I’m generally in the New-Year’s-Is-Overrated camp, with all the pressure of figuring out what to do and where to go and what to wear (actually, the what-to-wear part is basically the only part that I like)!
The added bonus of a relatively tame New Year’s was that I woke up on January first and cleaned out my entire beauty cabinet  — which, by the end of 2011, has expanded from a single beauty cabinet to a full on beauty room (not complaining).
The year before that, I rang in 2010 with some homemade toffee  (yum) and one of my very first outfit posts ! And the year before that, I closed out 2008 (!) with this classic recipe for Garlic Roast Chicken .
This year, though, one of my very best friends is getting married on New Year’s Eve, and I can’t wait to celebrate with her. So I won’t be around to bake New Year’s Day pancakes, which (obviously) meant that I had to make them a few weeks early.
But if you’re looking for a delicious way to ring in 2012 (or just a random weekend brunch later in the year), this recipe can’t be beat.
Happy New Year!
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth.
Heat a frying pan or skillet on the stovetop to medium-high heat with a little extra butter to grease the pan. Ladle out 1/4 cup of pancake batter at a time, and cook about 2 min on each side, flipping each pancake midway through. Repeat about eight times, until batter is gone.
Serve with maple syrup, honey or extra butter. Enjoy!
Makes about 6 large pancakes.