Mmm. These buttermilk flap jacks came out so tasty. They were soft and moist on the inside and a good solid crunch on the outside. They didn't need any butter, but loved a good warm coating of warm pure maple syrup. These never last long in my house. I used real buttermilk and another secret was a good pinch of salt. The salt brings out the tanginess of the buttermilk.
2 cups flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. fine salt
2 cups buttermilk
4 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 beaten eggs
Put flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl and whisk to combine; set aside.
Whisk together buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and eggs in a medium bowl. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and whisk together until just combined to make a thick batter. (For tenderer flapjacks, don't overmix the batter.)
Heat an 8" nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tbsp. butter and heat until the butter's foam subsides. Ladle in about 1⁄2 cup of the batter. Cook the flapjack, turning once, until deep golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes total.
Transfer to a large plate; keep warm. Repeat process with additional butter and remaining batter to make 8 flapjacks in all. Serve hot, topped with butter and maple syrup and a dusting of confectioners' sugar.
Serves about 4