Awesome pancakes. The old Five Roses Flour book says that "the secret of tender pancakes or waffles is to stir the batter only until dry ingredients are just blended....The griddle is hot enough when drops of water sprinkled on the surface will dance...too cool, the pancakes will be flat and tough... too hot, they will brown on the outside before the middle is cooked... cook pancakes until top side is full of bubbles; turn to the other side. Turn only once during cooking."
1 1/3 cups (330mL) flour
3 tablespoons (30mL) sugar
3 teaspoons (15mL) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (7mL) salt
1 1/4 cups (310mL) milk
3 tablespoons (30mL) butter melted
1/2 teaspoon (1.25mL) vanilla
How to Make It
Mix dry ingredients. In separate bowl, beat egg, add milk. Make well in centre of dry ingredients; slowly add egg-milk mixture. Add melted butter or oil.
Stir quickly till just mixed and batter is still lumpy in appearance.
Do NOT over mix or pancakes will not be light and fluffy.
Drop by 1/4 cupfuls on hot griddle/frying pan.
Heat fry pan to medium heat.
Top side bubbly, under-side golden brown - turn once.
When little bubbles can be seen over surface of pancake flip and finish cooking on other side.
Variation for blueberry (or other berries): increase sugar to 1/3 cup. Reduce milk to 1 cup. Add 1 cup floured berries. Cook slower than plain pancakes
My favourite variations:
Spice: Add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp nutmeg
Banana: Reduce sugar to 1 T and add 1 mashed banana and dash of pepper.
Blueberry: Increase sugar to 1/3 cup and reduce milk to 1 cup. Add 1 cup of wild blueberries.
Strawberry: Reduce milk to 1/3 cup and add 1 cup mashed strawberries.
Nutrition Facts Serving Size 7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 7%
Saturated Fat 8g 14%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 161mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 6%
Dietary Fiber 6g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 0%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.