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If you have a package of Bob's Red Mill Buttermilk Powder, could you please confirm that this is the recipe you see on the back for "bob's cornmeal mountain pancakes" ?

While on a cleaning rampage this week, I re-packaged the buttermilk in a plastic container and threw away the wrapper, which had the delicious pancakes recipe on the back!!! It's the one I referred to in this thread:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/550281
that turns out so fluffy when substituting whole wheat pastry flour for the all-purpose

But now everyone wants those same pancakes tomorrow AM !

From looking at the Buttermilk Powder picture in this link at 200%
http://www.bobsredmill.com/product.ph...

I *believe* the recipe (with my modification below) is:

bob's cornmeal mountain pancakes

1/2 TEA sea salt
1/2 TEA baking soda
2 TEAs baking powder
1.5 cups (reconstituted) buttermilk
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (modified from original all purpose) , but amount should be 1 cup
)1 egg

Yes?

That ratio of baking SODA to baking POWDER sounds right... but 2'nd opinion thinks the picture shows the recipe as 2 TABLEs of baking powder.

(Oh, I always re-write recipes using TEA = tsp and TABLE = tbsp, just for this reason -- you can't goof visually.)

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  1. I haven't used Bob's powder, but if I recall the recipe from the Dairygold box correctly it called for 6T of the buttermilk powder, and 1tsp of baking soda, and no baking powder, for 2c of flour.

    For 1 1/2c of flour, Joy of cooking calls for 1 1/2tsp baking powder for a sweet milk recipe, and adds 1/2t of baking soda if substituting buttermilk.

    So the exact quantities of bp and bs vary, but I wouldn't go above 2 tsp of the baking powder in a 1 to 2 cup flour recipe. Definitely not 2 T.

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    1. re: paulj

      Thank you PaulJ !

      I now have committed that guideline to memory:
      2 TEAs baking powder :: 1 to 2 cup flour

      The other ratio that sounds like something I should try to remember to keep from making errors when slinging white powders quickly around is that generally:

      x TEAs of baking soda :: 4-5x TEAs baking power

    2. I don't have a package but love a challenge. I think this might be the recipe you're looking for: http://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes_de...

      Out of curiousity I checked other recipes for comparison and Bob's writes Tablespoons as Tb not tb and the back of the package pic posted reads 2 teaspoons to me.

      Let me know how things turn out in the morning :)

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      1. re: maplesugar

        HEY maplesugar, Thank you SO much!!!

        When searched for that recipe, it did return a hit, but the link went to a 404 error!
        I tried altering the recipe ID (RID #) by +1 and -1 in case that was a data entry error, w/ no luck. I even started downloading Firefox to see if it was an IE thing!
        But now the link seems to be working!

        Yayyyy Happiness in the morning awaits! Thanks again!

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        Important recipe note: I do not add the cornmeal. It might be a much more dense pancake with it. Without it, it's very fluffy and delicious. I just see cornmeal as unnecessary carbs in any pancake recipe.

        Tomorrow I'm going to make this as Cherry Vanilla pancakes (by adding with chopped fresh bing cherries and a splash of vanilla)
        w/ Bacon (Boar's head roasted in the oven + a salt-free seasoning on top)