Buttermilk Pancakes

Here’s one that we get asked about a lot. Buttermilk Pancakes. So what’s so special about them? These little guys are fluffy, light and delicious and melt in your mouth if they’re made correctly. This is one of the true tests of whether you can make pancakes or not and whilst it’s hardly a soufflé to pull off, they’re still tricky in their own way. For this recipe we advise paying serious attention to detail with the consistency of your mix and how big you make the cakes in the pan. Anyway, enough rambling, here’s how we do it:

Buttermilk Pancakes

As usual, everybody has their own way but we think ours is the best:

So here’s what you’re going to need –

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

What to do next –

Step 1) Sift the flour, caster sugar, salt, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.

Step 2) Beat the egg lightly in a separate jug/bowl.

Step 3) Add the buttermilk, milk and butter to the egg and then whisk them together. Don’t over-whisk but use your best judgement to make sure that the mix is light and airy, even before the rest is added.

Step 4) Heat a pan to medium-high heat and toss in a little bit of butter so that it just about covers the pan.

Step 5) Mix the flour mix with the egg/milk mix and stir with a fork or wooden spoon. Stir the mix until it’s evenly blended together and no more.

Step 6) Scoop out the batter with a wooden spoon, into the hot pan in small portions and cook until just brown on each side.

With this recipe it’s very important not to overdo it on the stirring of the blended mix. Also you must make sure that the time between you mixing the wet and dry mix together and putting it into the pan is as short as possible. It’s a bit of a race against time if you want the best results but trust us. It’ll pay off. This is the best way to get your pancakes to be light and delicious.

Don’t forget to check out our top tips too for our very own ways of making your pancakes a cut above the rest.

Rough morning? Pancakes are the answer. Rough evening? Pancakes. Got guests? Pancakes. Got unexpected guests or forgot you’d invited them over? Pancakes.