Buttermilk pancakes for a crowd

    15 min

    Feeding a crowd for a lazy weekend brunch? This recipe feeds at least 12 hungry people. Serve these fluffy buttermilk pancakes on their own or as part of an American-style breakfast with bacon or sausage and fried eggs.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 5 eggs
    • 350ml milk
    • 90g butter, melted
    • 2 pints buttermilk
    • 650g plain flour
    • 5 teaspoons baking powder
    • 5 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 pinch salt (optional)
    • 5 tablespoons caster sugar

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Whisk together eggs, milk, butter and buttermilk in a large bowl. Combine flour, baking powder, bicarb, salt and sugar; stir into wet ingredients just until blended. Adjust thickness of the batter to your liking by adding more flour or buttermilk if necessary.
    2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and coat with cooking spray. Pour 60ml of batter into the pan for each pancake and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip and cook until browned on the other side. Continue with remaining batter.

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    These are the BEST pancakes I have ever eaten. Usually I like to drown my pancakes in my homemade apple syrup, but these were awesome with a minimal amount of syrup. I made these last week, substituting milk and lemon juice for the buttermilk. It did not work, not sure if that was because of my error or whatever. In any case, I made it as stated today and they were perfect. I also scaled the recipe down to 9.6 servings to get equal eggs, etc. I really can't say enough about these, this recipe will be my pancake recipe from now on. You can also scale to 7.2 (3 eggs, 3 flour, 3 buttermilk, etc.); 4.8 (2 eggs, 2 flour, 2 buttermilk); 2.4 (1 egg, 1 flour, 1 buttermilk). Thank you for contributing! My family and I thank you very much!  -  05 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Okay, so I have never felt compelled to write a recipe review before, but after making and (better yet) tasting these pancakes I just had to write a review! I am a pancake fiend and have tried just about every pancake mix there is, but I was never fully satisfied w/ the results. Well, that's all behind me now because this recipe is a keeper! The pancakes come out so light and fluffy and utterly delicious!!! I've made this 4 times now for friends and family and everyone raves about them and asks for the recipe. Also, the last couple of times I made them I added 2 tbsp each of milled flax seed and wheat germ; it doesn't change the taste at all and it adds a little healthy twist to it!  -  18 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Now that's a pancake! Light and fluffy...everyone loved them. I scaled recipe back to 4.8 to feed 3 adults and 2 kids. Did not have buttermilk on hand so used 2 tblsp of lemon juice and filled measuring cup to 2cups of Milk...let sit for 5-10 mins to make your buttermilk, then added the required 1/2c regular milk with the rest of the wet ingredients. Will certainly make again!  -  02 Jul 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)