Crepes and pancakes are my speciality. Maybe because I make them every week not because I have a particular gifting. I have gone through so many recipes. I thought I had a favourite and then Julie Goodwin launched a cookbook with the best pancake recipe. It trumped all the other pancake recipes in my repertoire.

Now this is the base pancake recipe I make whenever we want a fluffy, thick pancake. I use a different recipe for the thin French crepe. I still can’t decide which I like better – crepe or pancake. Either way I use a proper crepe pan which I bought a few years back from here. It really makes a huge difference especially when I am churning out enough pancakes to feed six or sometimes more. I also use the crepe pan to make tortillas or any sort of flat bread.

Just a side note – I don’t always have buttermilk on hand so I just squeeze some lemon into the milk.

buttermilk pancakes

1 cup (150 g) self-raising flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 cup (55 g) caster sugar
1 1/4 cups (310 ml) buttermilk
1 egg
Olive oil cooking spray

Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and stir in the sugar. Make a well in the centre. Whisk the buttermilk and egg together, and stir gently into the flour mixture.

Heat a frying pan over medium-low heat and spray with oil. Pour 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and swirl. Cook for 2 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface. Turn and cook a further 1 minute, or until cooked through.

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5 Responses to Pancakes

  1. Sharolyn says:

    You make tortillas – great! Do you use cornmeal or wheat flour? I'd love to know how they work for you. I bought Josh a proper tortilla press but it broke after not much use. We love Mexican food and have been pretty dissapointed by our experiences in Australian Mexican restaurants. Making tortillas and sauces from scratch is not very hard and very much more authentic and healthy and TASTY.

  2. Natalie says:

    I just use recipes from Donna Hay. Using wheat flour and just rolling them with a rolling pin and they are really tasty. Now the kids aren't so keen on the store bought tortillas, preferring the homemade ones. I'll get the recipe up asap. But I want to try a recipe from Thomasina Miers cookbook using fine cornmeal.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Made these delicious pancakes this morning for a "kids on holidays" breakfast. I made 2 batches, one with Gluten Free SR Flour, and one with regular SR Flour, and they both were fabulous. Ruth

  4. Natalie says:

    I'm so glad. They are pretty fabulous pancakes. Light and fluffy. I hope the kids felt special!

  5. Rachel Hockey says:

    I made these this morning for breakfast before church and add some sliced bananas to the batter once it was poured in the pan. They were delicious. This is by far one of the best pancake recipes I have tried – and I’ve tried a lot! 🙂

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