Are you looking for a great recipe to make for your Valentine? I have it right here! Buttermilk pancakes are so good and the hardest part is going to the grocery to pick up the ingredients. Add Bourbon syrup to the dish and you’ve got a meal that is scrumpdillyicious!
Bacon Pancakes with Maple Bourbon Butter Sauce
8 slices bacon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
3 cups buttermilk
4 tablespoons melted butter (slightly cool)
2 large eggs (lightly beaten)
2 tablespoons bourbon
1 cup maple syrup
3 tablespoons butter
For the Pancakes: Heat a griddle to medium-high heat. Fry the bacon until crispy and then transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.
Lower the heat to medium, and remove any excess bacon fat. You want there to be a thin layer for the pancakes.
Chop the bacon into crumbs and separate the crumbs into two piles.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar, whisking together to thoroughly combine.
Add the buttermilk, butter, half of the bacon, and eggs and whisk together until combined but still slightly lumpy.
Drop spoonfuls onto the griddle, and cook on each side until it bubbles, then flip over. Transfer to a warm oven while finishing the rest.
For the Syrup: In a small saucepot, combine the bourbon and maple syrup, whisking together over medium heat until thoroughly combined and hot.
Cook until reduced slightly, about 5 minutes, then whisk the butter in, a tablespoon at a time, until fully incorporated.
Serve a stack of pancakes covered in syrup and sprinkled with the reserved bacon crumbs to serve.
Photo and recipe by The Chew