I’ve been making pancakes nearly every Saturday since my husband and I bought our house nearly 11 years ago. It wasn’t like we decided that this would be some sort of tradition, just that we both liked pancakes and we had plenty of time on Saturday mornings and it sort of became a ritual.
Fast forward nearly 11 years and now with 2 kids Saturday mornings are often hectic but we still find time to make pancakes, and I can report our love of pancakes has been passed on to our children who seem to be able to inhale ridiculous amounts of pancakes.
Over the years we have tried several different recipes which have been good but this recipe we think is the best, and every time I suggest something different Lucas looks at me like I’m a crazy lady. It makes fluffy light pancakes (kinda hot cake style), best served with homemade vanilla syrup
So lets make pancakes
There’s flour, mixed with sugar and bi carb
And eggs mixed with butter milk
Then wet plus dry are whisked together
Fried in our perfect pancake size pan with butter (some people suggest frying them with no butter or oil, but it’s never worked for me)
Drizzle with “once you taste it you’ll never go back to maple syrup” homemade vanilla syrup
Buttermilk Pancakes (makes a lot)
Recipe adapted from Julie Goodwins Our Family Table
2 Cups self raising flour
½ teaspoon bi carb
½ cup sugar
2 ½ cups buttermilk
Mix self raising flour, bi carb and sugar together in a bowl.
In another bowl mix whisk together eggs and butter milk.
Add egg/buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients. Mix until it’s all incorporated and there are no lumps, but don’t over mix otherwise you’ll get tough pancakes. Sometimes the batter seems a bit thick so I thin it with a little bit of water, you want the consistency similar to cake batter.
Melt a small piece of butter in a pan, then add batter to pan. How much you add will depend don how big your pan is how big or thick a pancake you want. Once bubbles start to appear its time to turn the pancake. Cook for another minute or until cooked through.
Repeat with remaining mixture
Homemade vanilla syrup
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (you can use vanilla essence if the budget doesn’t stretch this far)
Mix sugar and water in saucepan over medium heat till sugar is dissolved.
Remove from heat add vanilla extract
Store in fridge