What better excuse than the weekend to have pancakes for breakfast? Plus I fancied a change from cereal and my husband would never complain about pancakes! There are loads of recipes to choose from, this one was from BBC Good Food although I didn’t make the topping that they had in the recipe but will give it a go in the future.
- 100g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 0.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 284 ml buttermilk
- 25g butter, melted
Sift the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Mix together the egg yolks, buttermilk and melted butter then whisk into the flour mixture until the batter is thick and smooth. Whisk the egg whites until stiff then carefully fold these into the batter until evenly mixed.
Heat a large frying pan and brush lightly with melted butter – I used coconut oil. Drop 2 or 3 large spoonfuls of batter into the pan to make pancakes about 10cm in diameter – or just pour freestyle like I did so not necessarily round! When the surface has dulled slightly and bubbles appear, after about 3-4 minutes, carefully flip the pancakes over and cook on the other side until browned. I found mine only took a couple of minutes so perhaps I had the heat on a little high.
The pancakes were lovely – fluffy and light. We tried some with chocolate chips in too and I had maple syrup on mine – delicious! You could add different toppings depending on your preference. I managed to get 15 pancakes out of this mixture – we haven’t eaten them all though!