Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Pancake Recipe

These pancakes are light, fluffy and tender. We like to serve them with butter and golden syrup, or berry compote and whipped cream. The recipe specifies full cream milk because we felt it gave a better result than reduced fat milk.

Makes about ten 11cm diameter pancakes.

We use a 20ml tablespoon and 250ml measuring cup for all of our recipes.

375ml (1 1/2 cups) full cream milk
2 teaspoons (10ml) lemon juice
35g (2 tablespoons) sugar
225g (1 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 large egg (we use eggs with a minimum weight of 59g)
30g (1 1/2 tablespoons) butter, melted
Melted or softened butter, for greasing pan

Place milk, lemon juice and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir to combine, and then set aside for five minutes. During this time the mixture may develop a slightly curdled appearance.

Stir or whisk self-raising flour and bicarbonate of soda together in a large bowl until combined.

Add egg and melted butter to the milk mixture. Whisk the mixture until the egg has combined with the milk (the butter will probably just float on the surface).

Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and whisk until almost smooth: the batter should still have a few small lumps. Don't overmix the batter as this may make the pancakes tough. Leave batter to stand while the pan is preheating (at least two minutes).

Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, lightly grease it with butter. ©

Briefly stir batter in case the ingredients have settled during the resting time. Scoop 1/4 cup of the batter into the pan and use the back of a spoon to spread the batter out to form an 11cm diameter circle. Repeat to make another one or more pancakes, depending on the size of your frying pan. Don't overcrowd the pan as this will make turning the pancakes difficult.

Cook pancakes on the first side until small bubbles appear and burst on the top surface, about 1-2 minutes.

Turn pancakes over with a spatula. Cook until the second side is lightly browned and the pancakes are cooked through (about another 1-2 minutes).

Serve pancakes immediately, or stack and cover with a clean tea towel to keep warm while cooking remaining batter. Lightly grease pan before cooking the next batch of pancakes. You may need to reduce the heat after cooking a few pancakes because the pan may get hotter over time.


Blogger Nic said...

They look fantastic. Think they will be on the menu for week end breakfast.

12/2/08 10:51 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just in time for valentines day breakfast tomorrow! Do you think this batter would keep well overnight, to be cooked up the next morning? Also if I wanted blueberry pancakes, would you recommend frozen or fresh?

13/2/08 7:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your pancakes. Just what I need to make the wife this Sunday. Regards John

17/2/08 12:26 am  
Blogger Maya Papaya Vintage said...

love the pancakes! So light and fluffy! Doesn't leave u feeling overly full like some do. :)

26/2/08 1:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! How often do you ladies post recipes?

12/3/08 3:14 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

We haven't stored the batter overnight so can't advise whether this would affect the pancakes. To save a little time on the day, you could measure out the ingredients the day before and store them appropriately until required. Either fresh or frozen blueberries would be suitable to add to the pancakes.

Unfortunately, we don't currently have a regular schedule for publishing recipes. We publish new recipes as we develop them.

17/3/08 10:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Made these pancakes yesterday and they were fantastic. So light and fluffy, one of the easiest pancake recipes I've made :) Thanks!!

28/4/08 2:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These pancakes were some of the best that I have ever had.

9/6/08 3:04 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think that these pan cakes r the best ever im telling all my fiends they are so light and fluffy and allthose wonderful names u can think on thanx alot its the best u should be proud of ur self! +)

28/6/08 10:12 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These were so easy to make and the first recipe I've found that really do make pancakes which are light and fluffy. Soo good with peaches and custard or syrup.

14/7/08 5:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy to make and a crowd winner

10/8/08 1:19 pm  
Blogger Bev said...

I have not made these as yet but mine are very similar. I have mixed them with coconut cream, and I have also used milk with a good 1/3 cup of vanilla yoghurt. They have always turned out light and fluffy. The secret to a good pancake is not to stir again after mixing.

31/8/08 7:16 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bloody good pancakes. All other comments true and correct. Light, fluffy and easy to make. Perfect with a bit of maple syrup.

14/9/08 12:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this has been up for ages but I just found it. This is such an amazing recipe, I used the recipe for the first time today and made incredibly delicious pancakes. I can stop searching for a great pancake recipe cause I've found it. Thanks for coming up with it.

5/10/08 6:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delicious and so easy. Fool proof. Best pancakes i have made!

14/10/08 1:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im wondering, what could you do if you only had plain flour and baking soda in the house?

18/10/08 8:09 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

Do you have any baking powder (rather than baking soda)?

20/10/08 8:44 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! my kids loved them and so did my wife. They all said they where better than the restaurant we frequent.

20/10/08 10:27 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC pancakes.
I didnt have any lemon juice so we didnt use it and they still turned out to be the best pancakes. Will defently be keeping this recipe to use it again.

25/10/08 9:08 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiul, i am so totally in luv wif this,
Makin this for my boyfriend tonight!

17/11/08 7:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is he best pancake recipe I have come across. Other recipes are too dense, but this mixture is as good as the shops or even better. I was making pancakes for my fiance and I came across this one, and he totally loved it. Will use again as this would be a desert or breakfast pleaser for years to come :)

30/11/08 11:36 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...just made these pancakes with my boyfriend - our first attempt at homemade pancakes - and they were delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

22/12/08 10:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, Love, Love this pancake recipe!! I didn't have any lemon juice, so I used a bit of Apple Juice instead (I presume the lemon juice was meant to curdle the milk and I thought the apple juice might have a similar effect). The family loved them and they looked like store bought ones!!!

28/12/08 9:33 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tried for my husband and in laws this morning.. fantastic! I've tried other recipes but yours is tops!

3/1/09 12:26 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does the lemon do, and will it affect the end result?

5/1/09 11:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic pancake recipe! The pancakes were very light and fluffy.

I doubled the mixture and it kept well in the fridge overnight too.

6/1/09 9:54 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy as! Thanks a lot!

8/1/09 9:32 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just love pancakes and these are brilliant. Just wondering would you have a chocolate variation - something similar to the chocolate ones the Pancake Parlour have.

15/1/09 9:19 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Recipe! Worked perfectly last time and really impressed. Tryinbg again tomorrow but thought I'd add some coconut :)



16/1/09 7:05 pm  
Blogger Amanda and Debbie said...

To the person who asked about the purpose of the lemon juice: The lemon juice and bicarbonate of soda react to form carbon dioxide, which helps the pancakes rise. The lemon also adds flavour to the pancakes. We have never tested the recipe without lemon juice, but one of the above commenters said the pancakes turned out well when they omitted the lemon.

Hi Margaret

We are glad you enjoyed the pancakes. Unfortunately, we don't currently have a recipe for chocolate pancakes. We have added chocolate pancakes to our list of requested recipes (we try to make the most requested recipes for the website).

17/1/09 12:16 am  
Blogger Meegan @ The Harvey Circus said...

Hi guys!
I just wanted to let you know that we have now made your pancakes about 20 times since finding your recipe! My three year old and 30 year old (more commonly referred to as my husband!!) think they are fantastic!
Thanks for sharing such a tasty and simple recipe.

18/1/09 9:55 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Teresa Said
I made the pancakes for my activities for my residents at an Aged Care Facility, they said that tyey were very fluffy, I will make them again and for my family

20/1/09 12:37 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

12 years old
dad owns a restaurant
amazing chef
mum on other hand is the worst cook i've ever seen
I love pancakes. but my mum cant cook them if her life depended on it. So i decided to make em on my own :D
My mum tried to help and stuffed it up a few times,
but in the end they tasted pretty gewd :P
i just needa work on not burning them and making them more round shaped. :P

28/1/09 5:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


2/2/09 11:41 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow i just made a whole batch, thank you very much for posting this recipe :D!

30/3/09 2:34 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rob (dad) and Nathan aged 9 used this recipe and used a blended ripe banana instead of lemon juice and a bit less milk. What a hit !!!! Thanks for your easy to follow and totally perfect pancake recipe hit. Melbourne Australia.

18/4/09 6:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the receipe...
Just made this morning for my kids and it was yummy it...light and easy to make...

25/4/09 10:16 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

very good. I liked the pancakes. YUMMY!

4/5/09 9:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really excellent pancakes. definitely a keeper!

24/5/09 10:59 am  
Anonymous Sal said...

Hi Ladies,

These pancakes are absolutely fantastic. I have been making pancakes for many years however they have never turned out so fluffy.

Next time I will be adding some blueberries as they are cooking. I can imagine that will compliment them oh so well.

Keep up the great work. I love all your recipes!

24/5/09 11:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best pancakes EVER! I made them for my bofriend this morning and we have never had such light and soft pancakes. I used low-fat milk too (all I had in the fridge) which didn't seem to matter!
Permanently added to my recipe book ~ T H A N K S ! ! !
(M from Australia)

6/6/09 2:32 pm  
Blogger Ella D said...

Beautiful! Quick,easy,best recipe ever!

1/7/09 8:33 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! Best pancakes I have ever made, used low fat milk and still turned out beautifully :)

7/7/09 8:20 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I made these pancakes dairy free using Nuttelex & soy milk. I have also made using cows milk. They were fantastic. Could not taste the difference. Thanks for a fabulous recipe.

3/9/09 12:41 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just this morning I was telling my son its been long time we had pancakes. Back home in Malaysia we get the pancake mix ( Pilsbury brand) comes in a box- the best we could get, but over here in Australia I notice the shops only the mix only comes in bottles ( I find inconvenient) as I have to use the whole mix once add water) so thus we never had pancakes at all until this morning when I surf the net and found your recipe. I tried it and my son loves it and he said its certainly much better than the store bought. Thanks. This will only be my one only recipe from now.

9/9/09 5:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this recipe is the best. they are the fluffiest and tastiest ive ever had. my kids loved them and it was so easy to make. i will definatley use this recipe from now on. thanx heaps

14/9/09 11:13 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, just want to thank you for sharing this recipe. I've made these pancakes a couple of times since I come across your blog.

Love it! love it! love it!

29/9/09 9:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BEST pancakes EVER! My kids said they are the best they have ever had and call the packet ones "fake ones" now! Thanks for ALL your amazingly good recipes!! You are my life saver! x

21/11/09 9:05 am  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Lovely recipe, thanks for posting it.

I cook pancakes on my cafe press (flat sandwich toaster) and this avoids having to turn them, and cooks them quite quickly. Just a little tip that might help others.

5/12/09 9:27 am  
Blogger fanfan said...

Hi, this one is fantastic. I love your receipe, but I just wonder whether you have the receipe of waffle(like Wendy's ice cream crisp waffle). Many thanks

12/12/09 8:43 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are AWESOME. I just finished making (and eating) these pancakes and they turned out perfect. So light and fluffy and not overly filling. The best pancakes I've ever made.

Looks like pancakes are back on the menu for a regular breakfast - well not too regular :)

7/1/10 10:08 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way too runny. Needs to be 2.5 cups flour

14/1/10 11:16 am  
Anonymous T&t said...

Followed this recipe exactly, only leaving out the lemon juice (as I didn't have any). Added 3 small very ripe mashed bananas - tasted lovely. Wasn't too sweet or runny. Served the pancakes topped with drizzle of maple syrup, dollop of cream and fresh strawberries with a sprinkle of icing sugar. Beautiful!

8/3/10 12:23 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a pancake failure...but this recipe actually worked!! My 4 yr old loved it and wanted to take more the school for lunch.

THanks heaps!

16/3/10 11:48 am  
Blogger mammahippo said...

Amazing! So light and fluffy. The best pancake recipe I have come across. Thank you for sharing!

11/4/10 9:20 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

Through countless attempts of trial and error, I have failed to make a pancake batter as awesome as this one ! Great recipe! Worth giving a crack! Cheers

22/4/10 8:20 am  
Anonymous Carlie said...

so light and fluffy! First time i made them i foud too runny as well but added the extra flour and worked a treat so so easy, a family feast at breakfast,mmmmmm.

29/6/10 2:39 pm  
Blogger angels4kids said...

Definitely a keeper. This recipe makes FANTASTIC pancakes.

I have been searching for a recipe for fluffy pancakes for a long time. Previous recipes I've tried which used all- purpose flour (instead of self-raising flour) didn't seem to work out the way I wanted.

My search is over.


1/8/10 10:58 am  
Anonymous Madison said...

Very good are they surrposed to be thick, because i cooked mine and they came out quite thick but nice and fluffy inside still the best ive tasted so far !

9/8/10 11:33 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just made these for my dairy free kids, used rice milk instead of full cream milk, and nuttelex instead of butter and they came out perfectly. Mmm..delish!! Thanks so much!

27/8/10 12:35 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you very much for this yummy recipes it's sooooo light and fluffy.


22/9/10 10:25 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has to be the best pancake recipe ever!! Ive been using it for a few yrs now and they always turn out perfect. Ive recently been diagnosed with coeliac so i substituted the flour with gluten free flour and they still come out so light and fluffy...yum!!!

7/10/10 6:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW....This is the best recipe ever, made the nicest, fluffiest pancakes ever!!...This is a keeper...
Thanks Heaps...
Gabbi..Melbourne, Australia

2/4/11 8:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are fantabulous ! I couldn't stop eating them as I was cooking them. Even emailed photo of them to friends ... These are so good and light and delicious ... Thank you .....

10/4/11 6:20 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are by far the nicest, fluffiest pancakes I have ever made! They actually turn out like restaurant quality pancakes. Thank you so much!! They are now printed and in my family recipe folder!

Belinda, Melbourne, Australia

25/4/11 10:33 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I tried this today and they taste delicious! It's crispy on the outside, and fluffy on the inside which I love! Thanks for the recipe!! xxx

15/5/11 9:02 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Making them now just tried one and they are the best I have ever had! thank you!!!

21/5/11 12:31 pm  
Blogger Julian said...

Best pancake recipe ever!!!!!!!!!!! Needs tiny bit more flour, but all in all, its the best pancake recipe i've found on the internet.

30/5/11 9:50 pm  
Anonymous Isabel said...

A 'no-fail' recipe. I substituted the plain flour for wholemeal and worked a treat :)

14/8/11 7:29 am  
Anonymous Catro said...

Love these pancakes and are nice and light too. My kids said they are a real hit. Lovely for a weekend treat.

15/8/11 10:57 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


22/7/12 4:27 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an AMAZING recipe!!! I didn't have any lemon so I used fresh orange juice they turned out fine. I served them with maple syrup bananas cooked in the oven, more maple syrup and vanilla Ice-cream they were Awesome!!!!!! They were for fathers day

2/9/12 12:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After the search for THE best pancake recipe EVER. We finally found this one and I gotta say my partner and I love this recipe more than the restaurant pancakes we get from anywhere we've been!

22/9/12 9:53 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are the fluffiest and kid approved pancakes I have found. By far the easiest and fool proof pancake I have ever made! Thank you!

11/12/12 8:59 am  
Blogger Unknown said...

Seriously fluffy light and delicious ive never ever had such beautifully light pancakes thank you. ������

29/5/16 2:23 pm  

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