best pancakes on the planet – out of the mouths of babes

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…

Buttermilk Pancakes

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
2 egg,
¼ cup sunflower oil
3 ½ cup buttermilk

The Steps

  • 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.

click here for the printable pancake recipe

I’ve included a couple of extra recipes, so you can recreate the whole church supper menu, if you’d like.

 baked beans

molasses cake/gingerbread

Thanks for reading.