There’s no debating that a cast iron skillet is the best vehicle for cooking pancakes—nothing holds heat as well, which is essential for achieving an evenly browned surface. But the best recipe for pancakes? For us, that’s the one we can remember without having to look it up every time we want to make a stack.
Our favorite buttermilk pancake recipe only requires you to remember two numbers: 1 and 2. The batter uses 1 teaspoon each of baking powder, baking soda, and salt; then 2 of everything else: 2 cups flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons butter, and 2 cups buttermilk.