The Original Pancake House was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1953 by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. Drawing upon their many years of experience in the culinary field, and their extensive working knowledge of authentic national and ethnic pancake recipes they were able to offer without compromise this unique and original menu which has gained national acclaim. The Original Pancake House is a second and third generation family business, which takes great pride in maintaining the high standards that make the food so outstanding. There are now over one hundred franchises from coast to coast.
Original Pancake House Copycat Recipe
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons warm melted butter
1 cup blueberries
butter or vegetable oil
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in the milk, and buttermilk. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and combine, using a wooden spoon. Mix only until the batter just comes together. Stir in the melted butter. Do not over-mix! The mixture should be a little lumpy. Lumpy is good. Lumpy batter means fluffy pancakes. Fold in the blueberries (or wait to add them once the batter has already been poured on the griddle - this will keep them from bleeding).
Heat a flat cast iron surface—griddle or large pan—to medium heat. Oil the pan with either a little butter or vegetable oil. Ladle the pancake batter onto the griddle to the desired size (a quarter-cup measure works well for this), anywhere from 4 to 6 inches wide. When air bubbles start to bubble up to the surface at the center of the pancakes (about 2-3 minutes), use a flat metal spatula to flip them over. After a minute, peak under one for doneness. When golden or darker golden brown, they are done. Note that cooking the second side takes only about half as long as the first side. And the second side doesn't brown as evenly as the first side. Continue to make the batches of pancakes, putting a little oil or butter on the pan before each batch so the pancakes don't stick.