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Aug 30, 2008 09:33 PM

If you have a package of Bob's Red Mill Buttermilk Powder...

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:
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%

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


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:

      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!


        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)