After years of practice….
I have finally mastered the art of making pancakes. Now at my housem pancakes are a staple of my almost weekly Sunday breakfast, and every now and again a weeknight dinner, cuz who doesn’t love pancakes for dinner too!
I have combed through recipe after recipe, and experimented enough, where I finally feel like I have found the recipe to pass down for generations to come, in my home, and I hope in your own home too.
2 cups all purpose | plain flour, (290 g | 10 oz)
1/4 cup brown sugar or sweetener, (4 tbsp | 60g | 2 oz)
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 3/4 cups milk, (440ml)
1/4 cup unsalted butter, (1/2 stick | 4 tbsp | 60g | 2 oz)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
- Combine together the flour, sugar (or sweetener), baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large-sized bowl. Make a well in the centre and add the milk, slightly cooled melted butter, vanilla and egg.
- Use a wire whisk to mix up all the wet ingredients together first before slowly folding them into the dry ingredients. Mix together until smooth (there may be a few lumps, but that’s okay). Once you’ve mixed everything together for about 5 minutes, the batter will be thick and creamy in consistency. If you find the batter too thick and doesn’t pour off the ladle or out of the measuring cup smoothly, fold a couple tablespoons of extra milk, at a time, into the batter until you reach the desired consistency.
- Set the batter aside and allow to rest while heating up your pan or griddle.
- Heat a nonstick pan or griddle over low-medium heat and wipe over with a little butter to lightly grease pan. Pour ¼ cup of batter onto the pan and spread out gently into a round shape with the back of your ladle or measuring cup.
- Once the underside is nice and golden and bubbles begin to appear at the top, flip with a spatula and cook until also nice and golden.
- Repeat with remaining batter.
- Serve with honey, maple syrup, fruit, or top with your favorite ice cream or frozen yoghurt. Its even good enough to enjoy plain!