It has taken me quite some time to master the pancake. The batter has to be mixed just so, and the griddle pan has to be at the perfect temperature. But, I think I did it! I found the best recipe and will share it and my tips with you 🙂 So let’s go make our families happy and cook them a nice breakfast!
What you will need:
Pan or griddle
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1-2 tablespoons granulated sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Note: This recipe was perfect for my little family of 3 but can easily be doubled if needed.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and sugar. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and vanilla. Then, slowly add in melted butter, whisking constantly not to cook the egg. Pour into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not over mix! There will be some lumps.
Next, heat your pan on medium heat. Grease with butter or a non-stick spray. Once it is heated, ladle the batter on. As much or as little as you want, depending on the size of pancakes you want. When the pancake is ready to be flipped, it will look like this:
Dry edges and bubbles in the center, about 1-2 minutes cook time. When you flip it, it should look like this:
Not perfect but it will do 🙂 The second side only takes about 30 seconds to be done. Serve hot with butter and syrup! Enjoy!