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Genna's Buttermilk Pancakes

I love pancakes – nothing beats a thick stack of warm fluffy pancakes topped maple syrup on a Saturday morning.  I’ve tried a few different recipies in the past and this recipe is the best one by far.  It is dead-easy to make and the results are soft and fluffy – just how pancakes should be.  

The kids love it with Nutella, and the wife’s favourite is Philadelphia cream cheese and strawberry jam.  I like them with ice cream, but that’s not allowed when the kids are awake.

The recipe is reproduced here in case bestrecipies.com disappears. 

Buttermilk Pancakes 

Recipe :31 
Serves: 10
Preparation time: 15 minutes or less 
Delicious with maple syrup and whipped cream.
  1. 1.25 cups plain flour 
  2. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 
  3. 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder 
  4. 0.25 cup sugar 
  5. 0.25 cup sunflower oil 
  6. 1 egg 
  7. 400 mL buttermilk 
  8. Salt 
  1. Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a mixing bowl. 
  2. Add sugar, egg, oil, buttermilk and a pinch of salt.
  3. Blend together with a hand mixer until smooth.
  4. Melt some butter or margarine in a frying pan over medium heat.  
  5. When pan is hot, pour batter into pan to form a circle about 10-15 cm in diameter. 
  6. Pancake is ready to flip when bubbles form and pop on the upper surface. Underside should be golden-brown in colour. 
  7. Flip and cook the other side until brown. 
A few tips and tricks:

Teddybear Pancake


  • Feeding 10 is a little ambitious.  Our family of 4 can polish off a whole batch no problems.
  • The easiest way to add the buttermilk without using another container is to put the mixing bowl on a weighing machine, tare it off and pour in 400 grams of buttermilk).
  • Let the mixture sit for at least 10 mins for best results.  The buttermilk needs time to react with the baking powder to create bubbles (which, incidentally, are carbon dioxide).
  • I use a 2-tablespoon ladle to get the batter in the pan.  That helps make them all the same size and cook at the same rate.
  • A flat, electric frypan works better than a skillet over a gas stove, as it’s easier to control the heat.  I set mine at 150c.
  • For extra fun-ness, make teddy bear-shaped ones by using two small dollops for ears.  Kids under 3 love them 🙂

Written by Richard

9 March, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Posted in food

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