While many resort to pancake mix when making a special weekend breakfast, homemade pancakes are a must. Here’s the little-known secret: the batter takes just as long to make as a boxed mix, and the result is infinitely better. If the attractive appearance of these golden, crisp cakes isn’t enough to push you toward the skillet for a sneak taste, surely the buttery scent and familiar buttermilk tang will send you over the edge.
As long as you follow the recipe and keep an eye on the heat, you’ll produce something that looks like pancakes. If your flipping skills are a bit messy, don’t worry! You’ll get better with practice. The key is to visualize a clean landing and to have confidence that you can flip those pancakes like a brunch master.
Once all of the pancakes are made, stack them high and serve them with a slab of butter and authentic maple syrup. One bite of these pancakes, and you’ll be a convert for life.
— Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup salted butter, melted and cooled slightly
Clarified butter or high-heat vegetable oil, for cooking
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs. Whisk in buttermilk and melted butter. Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture until just combined (lumps are OK).
- Heat the oven to 200°F and place an oven-safe plate or baking dish inside. Heat a large, nonstick skillet on the stove top over medium heat. Melt 1/4 teaspoon of butter on skillet. Dollop 1/2 cup batter onto skillet; depending on the size of the skillet, it may fit 2-3 pancakes. Cook pancakes until bubbles rise to the surface and pop, about 2 minutes. Carefully flip pancakes and cook another 2 minutes.
- Transfer cooked pancakes to plate in the oven. Cover with foil. Repeat with more butter and remaining batter, until all pancakes are cooked.
- Breakfast/Brunch, Pancakes/Waffles
- North American
- Makes 12 pancakes
Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Anna Monette Roberts
How to Resume Live Events; Scott Pilgrim Auditions
In today’s Movie News Rundown: A look at how grief fuels a decade of Liam Neeson “Dadsploitation ” films; three ways to resume live events, featuring Dave Chappelle and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Scott Pilgrim auditions and behind-the-scenes photos to mark its 10th birthday; and SAG-AFTRA insurance changes are coming. Plus: How Sundance is supporting artists.
Sundance Grants: In April, Sundance created the $1 million Sundance Institute Respond and Reimagine Plan in response to COVID-19 to support artists and organizations that back them — especially those from historically marginalized communities. Today, Sundance announced the recipients of 39 grants totalling $405,500, in 19 countries. Here’s the full list.
Liam Neeson and Grief: Vulture‘s Bilge Ebiri has a very thoughtful piece on how Liam Neeson’s decade of action films — often about a dad fighting to saved loved ones — feel like a way of coping with the tragic death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, in a 2009 skiing accident. Neeson’s latest, Made in Italy, more overtly addresses love and grieving.
Socially Distanced Live Events: Variety reported on the U.K.’s first socially distanced venue holding its first concert, a performance by singer-songwriter Sam Fender that hosted 2,500 fans on 500 separate elevated platforms at the pop-up Virgin Money Unity Arena on the grounds of Gosforth Park in Newcastle upon Tyne. What works for live concerts could also potentially work for screenings and film festivals. Here’s video of the arena:
Socially Distanced Live Events Part II: Dave Chappelle has hosted numerous socially distanced standup shows this summer in Ohio — including one posted on YouTube — and EW went into detail about how he does it: “Seats came in twos, and everyone was spaced out 10 feet apart. Not only were there hand sanitizer stations, but we’re told workers were around to supervise if people actually cleaned their hands. Additionally, there was a temperature check station, Chappelle-branded face masks for every attendee, and employees who scanned people with security wands.” There’s also some stuff about Louis CK performing, and being heckled.
Thanks, Andrew Lloyd Webber: Not just for Cats, but also for this. “I am excited that tomorrow I am going to be vaccinated for the Oxford Covid 19 trial. I’ll do anything to prove that theatres can re-open safely,” tweeted the 72-year-old composer. Yes, the third way to resume live events is a vaccine.
SAG-AFTRA Premiums: SAG-AFTRA’s insurance program is raising premiums and earnings thresholds, effective Jan. 1. “Without restructuring the Health Plans, we are projecting a deficit of $141 million this year and $83 million in 2021, and by 2024 the Health Plan is projected to run out of reserves. We must prevent this from happening,” Deadline quoted a letter to plan participants as saying. Specific details, and several ways the plan is trying to provide some cushion, are included here.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Is 10: Edgar Wright marked the anniversary of his film — which features lots of young actors who would become huge deals in the ensuing decade — by tweeting out some fun behind-the-scenes Scott Pilgrim photos.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) August 13, 2020
Here are Scott Pilgrim auditions by Brie Larsen, Aubrey Plaza, Kieren Culkin and more:
False Positives: Ten people working on a production for Westbrook, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s media company, tested positive for COVID-19 last week, only to test negative after quarantining and restesting, Variety exclusively reported. “Westbrook’s curious case of positive, then negative, coronavirus test results is a possible peek into the difficulties that even conscientious productions with routine testing will have to take into account going forward,” Variety notes.
Easterseals: The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Home Edition 2020 Awards Ceremony, which we mentioned in yesterday’s newsletter, are today at 3:30 PT/6:30 ET. Click on the link for details on how to watch. No, the guy in the video below is not Vince Neil, to the disappointment of my wife.
Comment of the Day: “Just read the books. This conversation never occurred. It was only the thought process she went through in Clarice’s mind after she found Lecter’s message on the map. The movie needed a vehicle to convey that message to the audience so they used Ardelia Mapp as the voice of her conscience.” — Franklin Green, responding to my contention that Ardelia Mapp (Kasi Lemmons) cracks the Buffalo Bill case in this list of 11 Silence of the Lambs Details You Probably Missed.
And Finally: Here’s yesterday’s movie news.
Anderson .Paak Keeps His Mind On The Money On His ‘Cut Em In’ Track With Rick Ross
It’s been nearly a year and a half since Anderson .Paak shared his fourth album Ventura, a body of work that successfully erased the wrongs of his third effort Oxnard. While a break may have been in order following their releases, Anderson .Paak shows no signs of slowing down as calls on Rick Ross for his latest single, “Cut Em In.”
An upbeat number, the track — which features production from Hit-Boy — sees .Paak in a completely money-oriented mindset alongside Rick Ross. Following a reminder to listeners to repay the friends who stayed down in hard times, .Paak flaunts his green before comical revealing some bad news from his accountant who said despite him making “a lot” last year, the singer is in the red due to spending more than he made.
Coming through for a verse in the middle of the song, Rick Ross adds a nice touch to the track with his luxurious bars that have become a trademark in his career. Switching gears to end the track, Paak puts up some bars of his own as the guitar and piano in the track’s production dance in the background.
.Paak’s latest single arrives after the singer called on JID, Noname, and Jay Rock for a new remix of his “Lockdown” track.
Press play on the video above to listen to “Cut Em In.”
Singer Trini Lopez Has Passed Away at 83 Leaving Behind His Musical Creations! Check out the reason behind his death.
It is indeed he lost for the music industry as we lost a gem in the form of the Mexican – American singer Trini Lopez. The singer who has a classic song down his sleeve has passed away leaving his fond memories and iconic works behind.
Popular Singer Trini Lopez Has Passed Away.
The singer died in Palm Springs, California. The reason for his death is reported to be complications from Coronavirus. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters penned down a heartfelt note and remembered the late singer saying that he left behind a beautiful music legacy.
He went on to say that home and his guitar have been the sound of Foo Fighters right from day one. Have a look at this heartfelt Twitter post penned down by the member of Foo Fighters. We sure will remember the man of music and genius work.
The Singer Had A Long Journey With The Foo Fighters. The Band Member Remembered Him.
The late singer, Lopez has created d as many as sixty music albums and was one of the popular headliners in Las Vegas. The man was included in the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in 2003 and was honored with the Las Vegas Walk of Stars in 2008 as well. Trini Lopez’s sudden demise is mourned by the music industry.
Moreover, music fanatics and the industry alike would remember the man of art and creation even after his demise . His musical legacy is left behind and will forever be remembered and cherished. A documentary is in development which is going to be based on his life, titled, My Name Is Lopez. The film will be a tribute to the man of art.
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