I chuckled this morning as I was making these pancakes. On the radio, were advertisements from different community churches reciting their menus for Shrove Tuesday.
“Enjoy a pancake supper of sausage, homemade baked beans, potato scallop, gingerbread with whipped cream and of course, pancakes! Adults – 5.00, children – 3.50”
Hello! You can’t even buy the buttermilk for this recipe for 3.50… But, just in case you don’t live near one of these lovely church suppers, you can whip up a batch of your own pancakes. When Sara was five years old, she proclaimed that these were the “best pancakes on the planet”. I’ve been making them ever since…
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ cup sunflower oil
3 ½ cup buttermilk
- Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together in a medium size bowl.
- In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, oil and buttermilk.
- Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients.
- Let stand on the counter for 10 minutes.
- Place a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat.
- When the skillet is hot, pour 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil into the pan smearing it all over with a piece of paper towel.
- Pour 1/3 cup of portions pancake batter onto the hot skillet making sure to leave enough room for the pancake to spread out.
- When you see little bubbles forming on the top surface of the pancake turn it over and finish cooking the other side.
- Serve immediately with your favourite syrup.
THE LOVE: Make sure that the pan is not too hot so that you do not burn either side of your pancakes.
I’ve included a couple of extra recipes, so you can recreate the whole church supper menu, if you’d like.
Thanks for reading.