So a few weeks ago I was watching Matilda and it got to that part where she teaches herself to cook and makes the most beautiful pancakes in the whole wide world!
So I thought I’d take on the challenge to find one such recipe.
I found and slightly tweaked this recipe and it makes the fluffiest most delicious pancakes I’ve ever tasted with VERY few ingredients.
Here’s what you need:
1 cup of flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp sugar
A pinch of salt
1 large egg
1 cup buttermilk, if you don’t have any you can find a perfect substitute here
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract (or any flavouring of your choice)
Let’s make some pancakes:
First, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
In a smaller separate bowl combine egg, buttermilk vegetable oil and flavour good of your choice, I used strawberry extract when I made them this morning and vanilla extract in the afternoon. Both passed the taste test.
Create a well in the center of the dry ingredient and carefully combine wet and dry ingredients being extra careful not to over mix. There will be a few lumps here and there but that okay.
Place a lightly butter skillet over medium heat until hot, scoop 1/4 cup fool of pancake batter, wait a few minutes. When bubbles are formed and pop, the pancake is ready to be flipped. Use a flat spatula for this job. Wait 2-3 minutes and check if it’s golden brown. Then you know it’s ready!!
The recipe generate about 6-8 pancakes.
I enjoyed mine with a cherry filling and fresh whipped cream on the side.