Best buttermilk pancakes

    25 min

    The combination of buttermilk and baking soda makes these pancakes as light as a feather! It makes quite a few so perfect for a weekend breakfast. Add a few blueberries for the kids or serve with bacon and eggs.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 375g plain flour
    • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 725ml buttermilk
    • 125ml milk
    • 3 eggs
    • 75g butter, melted

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together buttermilk, milk, eggs and melted butter. Keep the two mixtures separate until you are ready to cook.
    2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. You can flick water across the surface and if it beads up and sizzles, it's ready!
    3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture, using a wooden spoon or fork to blend. Stir until it's just blended together. Do not over-stir! Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan in small batches. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

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    bit more prep require than other recipes but these are a quick win with kids as so big  -  04 Jun 2012


    These pancakes are well worth the extra bit of trouble they take to prepare. We first had them Christmas morning and they went down a treat. And just had them again for Shrove Tuesday...Excellent  -  09 Feb 2016


    to quote janice from friends OH MY GOD! these are THE best pancakes ive ever made.. i tweaked it slightly but only because i only had 600ml of buttermilk but it actually was the perfect consistency. literally only just stirred till combined and they were as fluffy and tender as you like. i added some cinnamon too but thats personal preference.  -  13 Feb 2018