Recipes, Weekend Fun

Buttermilk Spotlight: Scones and Pancakes

Hi there!

How was your weekend? Did you enjoy some football? Have some pumpkin or apple flavored treats? Sadly, no pumpkin or apple for us this weekend because we were all about buttermilk! There’s still plenty of time for pumpkin and apple especially because Mike hasn’t had his annual pumpkin spice latte and the honeycrisp apples are almost ready to be picked!
Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Scones

But back to buttermilk. I’ve been wanting to make scones again since the last time I made them, which were pumpkin scones. This time I opted for Skinnytaste’s Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Scones. The scones are dense and have a great creamy taste and I believe that’s thanks to the buttermilk. They are delicious dipped in coffee which is exactly what we did before going the second annual Milwaukee Coffee Festival.
Milwaukee Coffee Festival

This festival is one of favorites in Milwaukee and Mike was one a of the sponsors this year for their kickstarter program. It’s a lot of fun to go and sample coffee (unless you don’t like coffee) and the festival is inside the Urban Ecology Center which is really cool. Lots of reptiles, a lily pond out front, and a nice observation deck where you can see the Milwaukee skyline.
Mike and I - Coffee Festival

Sunday morning we ran a 5K for the Virtual Pug Run and to help prepare for our upcoming quarter marathon. It’s only 4 weeks away! The run was great despite some spitting rain on the first half. Our goal was distance, and not time, and I hope to work on that before the race.

Virtual Pug Run 5K

After our run we came home to make some delicious, fluffy buttermilk pancakes. We thought it was a great way to use up the leftover buttermilk. This recipe is great for two people- we ended up with 7 pancakes and the only change I made to the recipe was adding a teaspoon of vanilla. Perfection! We finished our buttermilk spotlight with buttermilk fried chicken tenders for lunch. We don’t make fried chicken tenders a lot but I love using up the last of buttermilk this way.
Buttermilk Pancakes

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