Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Buttermilk pancakes



I realise Shrove Tuesday was over 2 months ago, but I have a busy schedule so I had to delay to pancake making somewhat. But I've made these on a Tuesday so I think it still counts. I usually make crepes but these are traditional American style pancakes, complete with maple syrup. What makes them especially delicious is that they are buttermilk pancakes, although in fact I couldn't find buttermilk and just substituted with yoghurt, so you can do the same if you don't have buttermilk handy.

Ingredients (makes 9-12 pancakes):
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or yoghurt)
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional)

Extra melted butter to grease the pan

Mix together all the dry ingredients in one bowl, and all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Then mix them all together until just combined, do not overmix (it's normal for the batter to have small lumps). Grease the pan with a small amount of melted butter, and heat it. When the pan is sufficiently hot, add a tablespoon of the batter and spread it so it is not too thick (the inside will not cook if it is). You should cook for about 1 minute on each side, or until both sides are browned.