It's been said that every new friend you make is a new adventure. And so begins Baking Steel's adventure with Hatchery, purveyors of passionate people. Their mantra, "made by people, not big companies" really struck a chord with me. It's an idea we firmly believe in and try to emulate at Baking Steel.
I received my first box of Hatchery foodie happiness this week (they offer a monthly delivery service of small-batch, locally sourced ingredients/condiments). The love that went into packaging up that first batch of ingredients...AMAZING!!
I wanted to put these food finds to work right away, so I grabbed the canister from Buttermilk, Inc. - very cool retro logo on the front, and inside all the dry ingredients you need to make Red Velvet Pancakes. The only heavy lifting required on my end was firing up the Mini Griddle, and adding buttermilk, oil & an egg. Pancake Tyme!
The color of the pancake mixture was a rusty brown....interesting, for sure. But, once I added the oil, buttermilk, egg and mixed, I was blown away by the aroma and beet red color. I couldn't wait to make a very tall stack. To finish the pancakes off, I whipped up a quick vanilla cream cheese glaze and added just a drizzle of maple syrup-DAMN GOOD!
To our new friends at Hatchery, I knew when we met an adventure awaited....but I didn't know it would be this delicious!
Red Velvet Pancakes
Recipe and mixture by Buttermilk Inc. Follow instructions on packaging.
Maple Cream Cheese Butter
1/2 cup. cream cheese
1/4 powered sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon real maple syrup
1. Place all ingredients in a stand mixer with paddle attachment. Mix for one minute.
2. Set aside and place on top of your pancakes.