Basic American Batter

January 01, 2013

Basic American Batter

An easy American pancakes recipe for those looking to make American Pancakes from scratch. These homemade pancake says ‘I’m a seize the day kind of person’ – find something tasty and chuck it in your batter – chocolate chips, blueberries, anything goes! These are the perfect fluffy pancakes for a midnight feast.


Serves 4
  • 175g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 250g Buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp Melted Butter


Whisk up your Batter
  1. First add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and sugar to a large mixing bowl
  2. In another bowl whisk together the egg, buttermilk and melted butter. If you are adding any flavourings such as vanilla extract or peppermint extract, add these in now,
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix gently until well combined. If you want to add a filling like blueberries or chocolate chips, chuck it in now and give the mixture a stir.
Cooking your Pancakes
  1. Heat a large frying pan to medium-high heat. Add a little butter and allow to melt
  2. Add a large spoon of mixture to your pan - two tablespoons of batter will make around 8 large pancakes, or use one tablespoon of batter for small pancakes.
  3. Use the back of a spoon to smooth the pancake into a circle shape as it cooks. Let the underside cook until lightly coloured - you should see small bubbles appearing on the surface.
  4. Turn the pancake with your spatula and cook the other side until lightly coloured.
  5. Stack the pancakes on a plate and keep them warm in the oven if needs be.

Top Tip

No buttermilk? No problem. Milk is fine but for best results add a squeeze of lemon to the milk and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before using.

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