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Robert St. John

Restaurateur, author, enthusiastic traveler, & world-class eater.

Muz’s Pancakes – The World’s Best

I believe that pancakes are love. It's true. Think about all the times you have eaten pancakes in your life (outside of a restaurant or diner), and I'll bet the pancakes were made by someone who loved you. Everyone who has been someone who loved me, and someone whom I loved. My grandmother, we called her Muz, make the world's greatest pancakes. She was born and raised in Nashville, and I'm sure this recipe came from that area. These pancakes have been uniquely "Mississippi" for over half a century now. They are love on a plate.


1 cup All-purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 Tbsp Sugar
1 Egg
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Unsalted melted Butter, divided



Mix dry ingredients thoroughly. Gently add liquid ingredients including 1 /4 cup of butter, and stir until just incorporated. Do not overwork the batter. The batter is thick, if you like it can be thinned with a small amount of water or a little more buttermilk.

Cook pancakes on a lightly greased griddle. Pancakes should be turned only once. They are ready to be turned when bubbles form in the middle and the edges appear cooked. Once pancakes are turned, use a pastry brush to spread the additional 1 /4 cup of melted butter on top of the pancakes while the other side is cooking. This will keep you from having to spread cold butter on them, which will tear them. The pancakes will already be buttered once they reach the table. Top with real maple syrup.

Makes 12 – 14 pancakes

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