Sunday, 24 March 2019

Pancakes My Way

Carole's Chatter: Pancakes My Way

I based these pancakes loosely on a Chelsea sugar recipe.  But as always fiddled with it a bit – in particular I added soda water as part of the liquid component thinking that would lighten them up – it didn't.  I'm sure you will have a much better recipe – a foolproof one would be appreciated.

1 cup self raising flour
2 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
150ml each of milk and 100ml soda water
2 eggs
30g butter

Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl
Mix the wet ingredients (including the eggs and melted butter)
Pour the wet into the dry and stir.  Don't worry if the batter looks a bit lumpy.
Let the mixture stand in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
Then just drop a couple of tablespoons worth into a hot pan – this is the tricky bit – the first one never seems to turn out and the last ones are at risk for burning.

The results were ok served with just a sprinkle of sugar, some butter and lemon juice – but I have to admit they weren't as light as I would like.


  1. They look delicious, Carole! My favorite recipe for pancakes (my own) uses buttermilk - that's the key to light, fluffy pancakes - the buttermilk interacts with the baking soda, making them rise more. I also prefer a mixture of whole-wheat and white flour, and we love to add chopped fruit - or mini chocolate chips! - to ours. I don't make them as often anymore, with my sons grown and mostly flown, but they are still a treat when they are home on a weekend!


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  2. I use the discard dough from when I feed my sourdough, adding about 1/4 teaspoon soda, an egg and some milk. Of course you would have to adopt a sourdough starter, and feed it occasionally.

  3. Ditto to what Claudia says -- we've been using the sourdough discard in pancakes, though my recipe is different from hers. If you don't have starter, my generalized pancake recipe is here:

    best... mae

  4. Now you having me wanting pancakes. My favorite recipe calls for oatmeal and buttermilk. Let me know if you'd like the recipe.

  5. I don't have a go-to pancake recipe, but I too use buttermilk and white wheat flour.

  6. Carole, I have to admit that I have never been a fan of pancakes. I find them too heavy and they just sit in my stomach. I do make a faux pancake made with no flour- it's more like a crepe..with just eggs and banana in the blender as my base

  7. I love pancakes. I'd try any recipe or eat breakfast at anyone's house for pancakes!


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