I have to admit that I don't really have a recipe for pancakes because I tend to make it up as I go along. However, I start with the same quantity of flour to milk. My secret is to use a little baking powder to make them fluffy.
If you have some cream (sour or plain) that is reaching its use by date, you can use it in the recipe as a substitute for all or some of the milk. Buttermilk is another alternative and you can make your own by adding a tsp of lemon juice to plain milk and setting it aside for a few minutes.
Other flavourings can be added as you please. This recipe is enough for 2 - 3 people.
Basic Pancake ingredients:
- 1 egg
- 2 tab sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tab oil or soft butter
- 1 cup SR flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- extra butter for cooking
- Place a frypan on medium heat
- place the egg and sugar in a bowl or large jug and whisk to combine
- whisk in the milk and oil (or butter)
- fold in the dry ingredients and stir until combined
- add a tab of butter to the hot pan
- pour about 1/3 cup of mixture into the pan and tilt to spread the mix evenly into a circle.
- cover and allow to cook until there are bubbles forming in the mixture and the bottom is browned.
- flip the pancake and continue cooking the underside
- remove to a plate covered with a paper towel
- continue cooking pancakes until all the mixture is used
- Serve with flavourings of your choice.
- maple syrup
- sliced banana with a drizzle of honey
- sliced strawberries with a little whipped cream
- sprinkle of sugar with lemon juice
- fruit sauce
- heat 1/2 cup of jam with 2 tab rum and 1/4 cup of water to make an adult sauce
- icecream toppings such as caramel, chocolate etc.
Instead of adding fruit on top, try incorporating some into the mixture prior to cooking the pancakes. A grated apple and a 1/2 teaspoon of cinnimon works well, or add some fresh or frozen berries if you have them.