A week ago or so I bought my first tub of buttermilk, despite not knowing what I was going to use it for. Since then I have spent time trawling for recipes but none of them really caught me. None of them made me want to get off the sofa (where I have generally relocated since getting the iPad) and actually make something. In the end I had a sudden craving for pancakes and it turned out to be a convenient way to use up the buttermilk, strawberries and creme fraiche I had in the fridge.
I really loved these as they were simple to make and contain no butter! So that made me at least feel healthier, especially when topped with heavily sugared strawberries. Hmmm healthy
This recipe is minorly adapted from the Joy of Baking.
- 1 cup (130 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, I left this out
- 2 tablespoons (28 grams) granulated white sugar
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk
- cooking spray to slightly grease the pan, although mines non-stick so I didn’t use very much at all.
In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar. Mix until throughly combined.
In a second smaller bowl mix the egg and buttermilk.
Pour the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and using a hand whisk mix. Don’t mix too far, small lumps are just fine.
Heat up your non-stick pan under a medium high heat, and once hot ladle a 1/4 cup of the mixture onto the pan. Once bubbles start forming on the surface it is about time to flip. I messed this up on my first pancake and tried to flip way to early – so it ended up a bit of a mess…
The only thing that makes me feel a little better about this that it is a law of nature that the first pancake out of any batch is always a disaster… ALWAYS. Once it was cooked though I ate it while waitings for the others to cook No wastage in this household…
If it doesn’t lift easily give it a few more minutes then try again. Once flipped give it 2 minutes to brown the other side and then place on a warm plate while you repeat the process for the rest of your pancake batter.
I finished the pancakes off the next day with creme fraiche and frozen blueberries for lunch which was just as good if not better than the strawberries combination!