Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Favourite Pancake Recipe

For some bizarre reason, we rose before the sun today. This is especially annoying when you've only fallen asleep three hours earlier, and those three hours we spent restlessly tossing and turning whilst the fan did nothing but whirr too loud.

The only thing that could lift our moods this morning were big, fluffy pancakes with all our favourite toppings - fresh squeezed lemon juice, raw sugar, fresh berries and maple syrup!

Now, I've 'perfected'  this pancake recipe (read: I still fuck up the first one but after that they're ace!) over many years (read: since I left home...so, 3 years)  and it is my go-to "cheer-up-buttercup" breakfast. These pancakes should not be reserved for sleepovers or Sunday brekky - they're perfect for making any day a little bit special.

My Favourite Pancake Recipe

1. combine milk and lemon juice in a small bowl - set aside to thicken
2. mix flour, bi-carb soda, baking powder and sugar together in a large bowl
3. add vanilla paste*, cool melted butter and beaten eggs to the milk mixture, gradually pour into flour bowl, stirring as you go - I'm sure you know this, you're looking for a smooth, custard-like consistency with no flour lumps
4. heat a non-stick frypan over a medium heat, scoop and pour 1/4 cups of mixture into centre, cook until bubbles appear, flip and cook for another minute or until golden.
5. gather together your favourite pancake toppings, mix-match, and ENJOY!

* I'm sure vanilla essence would work too - this is just what we have in our cupboards.

ps. this recipe also work for crepes - just omit the bi-carb soda and add a little extra milk or water until you have a runny-enough consistency to easily spread across the pan - chill for 15 minutes before cooking.
pps. I have also used this recipe for some very yummy waffles - separate the eggs - use the yolks in the mixture and beat the whites until they form soft peaks - gently fold the whites into the waffle mixture - chill for 10 minutes before cooking.


  1. mmm, i love pancakes. waking up before the sun, not so much. x

    1. I don't know what's up but it's becoming a recurring thing - this morning was the same! Perhaps too much on my mind...

      Sar xx


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