Sunday, the official day of rest and my favourite day of the week. How else to start it but slowly with a domestic Goddess style breakfast? Even though pancakes are so simple, quick and cheap to make they give me the same sense of pride as baking does. Maybe it’s because they are a sweet dish? Or maybe it’s the look of love on the families face when they realise maple syrup will form part of their breakfast!
A quick note: I didn’t invent this recipe, I believe I have tweaked it along the way but I did find it online. Unfortunately, I have no idea where or I would credit the original writer.
- 300g plain white flour
- 4 x tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 x teaspoons bicarbonate of soda/baking soda – I have used both with success
- 2 x tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 600ml cold water
- 2 x teaspoons salt
- Dairy free butter to grease pan
1. Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl
2. Mix water and oil in a separate jug or bowl
3. Combine the two ingredients into the large bowl and whisk to combine. The mixture will still have some lumps in it that will cook out, don’t over whisk to remove these.
4. Put a non stick frying pan on a medium- high heat (it is important that the pan is hot enough or pancakes with remain a squishy mess) and brush with butter (other oils can be used but I feel butter works best) You can test if the pan is hot enough by dropping a small blob of mixture into the pan. If it sizzles and begins to bubble immediately, you are ready to start.
5. Add a tablespoon of mixture at a time, smoothing into a circle with the back of the spoon. When the mixture starts to bubble, flip it over with a spatula. It will only need seconds on this side.
6. Load with your favourite toppings. Banana & maple syrup or berries & coulis are my go-to’s. However you eat them, enjoy!