If you Google pancake recipes you will be bamboozled by the number of pages that come up, all claiming to be the best. But with so many different ingredients and methods how do you know which one to try?
I have you covered. I have tried dozens of recipes before adapting them to come up with this amazing one right here. It has only 6 ingredients and can be flung together in under 2 minutes.
The batter can be made ahead and stored in the fridge for up to two days – it’s actually great if you can make it the night before.
Read right through the method before you start and you won’t go wrong!
You will need a mixing bowl, whisk, cup (I use my coffee cups for measuring things out to save any hassle), jug, frying pan and spatula.
Without further ado here you go …
• 2 cups plain flour (260g)
• 3 tbs caster sugar
• 2 eggs
• 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
• 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
Additonal ingredients – raisins, blueberries, choc chips.
1. Add eggs and sugar to a bowl and whisk up.
2. Add vanilla and buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk just use normal milk with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice in it, if you have no citrus then a small splash of vinegar will do. Leave the milk for about ten min then use.)
3. Add flour and baking powder and give it a wee whisk.
4. Pour mix into a jug as it will make it easier to pour. (This can now be stored in the fridge for up to two days.)
5. Heat a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. I don’t use any cooking oil or butter on my pan as it can make the pancakes greasy and cause them to burn.
6. Drop a little mix into the pan and see how quickly the bubbles start appearing. If it starts bubbling straight away then your pan is too hot. It should take about 40 seconds to 1 minute to get bubbles. Disgard the first one it’s your tester!
7. Pour enough batter into the middle of the pan to make a small pancake and let it spread on its own -If you wanted to add anything then now is the time to do so. You could sprinkle a few raisins or choc chips on the top uncooked side now. Wait until the top is full of bubbles then flip over. When you flip it you will see it begin to rise. Don’t be tempted to move it around. As a rough guide the first side takes two minutes the second side slighly less.
8. Keep them warm under a teatowel until they are all ready – if they aren’t snaffled by hungry mouths first! You should get 8 pancakes from this recipe.
Now enjoy, however you like to serve your pancakes!
Hope you liked this, let me know how you found the recipe!