World Famous Pancakes

This delicious recipe for pancakes (World Famous!) comes from the actress Gwenyth Paltrow’s late father Bruce.

I’m not sure why the World Famous moniker, but they are really good, basic pancakes.

Do you know what the best part about Gwenyth Paltrow is? No, not that she named her daughter Apple (Good grief) Not that she gets her head delivered in a FedEx box in Seven. Nope. It is her mother, Blythe Danner.

I’ve admired Blythe Danner ever since I first saw her in the movie 1776 ages and ages ago. I loved her in Meet The Parents, too.

This might be one of my favorite movie scenes. (Out of hundreds, I know!) It has stuck with me all of these years and I find myself humming this song at the strangest times.

Bruce Paltrow’s World-Famous Pancakes


1 1/2 cups (350 g) flour
3 tablespoons (75 g) sugar
1 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus 1/2 tsp per batch to grease pan
1 1/2 cups (750 mL) buttermilk
1/2 cup (350 mL) whole milk or more as needed
Maple syrup


1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Whisk eggs, 3 tablespoons butter and buttermilk in another bowl. Whisk wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined. (Small lumps are fine.)

2. Cover batter and let rest overnight in the refrigerator.(I used the batter right away and it was just fine)

3. Heat a large greased griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add milk to batter until it reaches desired consistency. More milk results in thinner and more delicate pancakes.

4. Working in batches, spoon batter onto griddle or skillet. Cook until surface of pancake is covered with bubbles, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and cook the other side until golden, 2 to 3 minutes.

5. Drizzle warmed maple syrup over pancakes.

Serves 6

Recipe from Notes from My Kitchen Table by Gwyneth Paltrow via Style Nest

Tommy J may have played the violin, but I wonder if he was a fraction as good as Andrew Bird. Really, Andrew Bird is incredible.

This song is flat out gorgeous. So much so that it should be World Famous.
Andrew Bird-Effigy

Check out Andrew Bird on his Website. You can get a free download of his new song, Hospital (more amazing violin), from the ‘Norman’ Soundtrack. Buy his music on the site, too.


About I Sing In The Kitchen

Music obsessed cooking freak whipping up fab food one song at at time.
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1 Response to World Famous Pancakes

  1. mjrc says:

    i had to see what song you would pair with the pancakes! it is a seriously gorgeous song. :)

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