Our middle son has been so interested in plating his food lately. He decorated his pancake this morning with clementine segments and mini chocolate chips.
My absolute favorite pancake recipe is from Joy of Cooking. I never have buttermilk in the house, so I make it for this recipe by putting two tablespoons of white vinegar in my measuring cup and adding milk to that to make a cup and a half of 'buttermilk.' When I measure out the dry ingredients, I also add in 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda to make the pancakes nice and fluffy. I also always add the optional vanilla and fry up the pancakes in my trusty cast iron skilled with a knob of butter to keep the pancakes from sticking.