At Charleston’s luxurious, five-star bed and breakfast the Wentworth Mansion, guests are treated to a deluxe Southern breakfast at the inn’s fine dining restaurant, Circa 1886. Here, Executive Chef Marc Collins is known for weaving in traditional lowcountry elements into each of his recipes. One of the most popular breakfast items for Wentworth Mansion guests are Chef Collins’ Plantation Rice Pancakes. This recipe is a nod to Charleston’s rich history of cultivating and exporting rice hundreds of years ago. This recipe simple to make at home, whether entertaining for the holidays or cozying up on Sunday mornings in the new year. Thanks for Charming Inns for sharing this great recipe from a Charleston B&B!
Wentworth Mansion Plantation Rice Pancakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 12oz. Cake Flour
- 4oz. Rice Flour
- 2oz. Sugar
- 2tsp. Salt
- 2tsp. Baking Powder
- 2tsp. Baking Soda
Sift all of the above together into a bowl.
- 4ea. Eggs
- 2lbs. Buttermilk
- 4oz. Melted butter
- 1T. Vanilla Extract
1. Mix all of these 4 ingredients together and pour into the dry ingredients.
2. Whisk just until they all combine. There should be some lumps in the mix.
3. Heat a griddle to 375-degrees or heat a skillet/frying pan over medium heat.
4. Pour a ladle full of mix onto the hot surface; should be about four inches in diameter.
5. Wait for the topside of the pancakes to bubble, then flip over.
6. Wait for the underside of the pancake to brown, take off the heat and serve immediately.
At Circa 1886, the pancakes are served with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar and maple syrup. We recommend the same preparation for full Wentworth Mansion-like enjoyment!
By Emily Starbuck Crone