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…

Best Pancakes on the Planet

  • 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

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together in a medium size bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, oil and buttermilk.
  3. Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients.
  4. Let stand on the counter for 10 minutes.
  5. Place a heavy bottomed skillet over medium heat.
  6. When the skillet is hot, pour 1 teaspoon of sunflower oil into the pan smearing it all over with a piece of paper towel.
  7. Pour 1/3 cup of portions pancake batter onto the hot skillet making sure to leave enough room for the pancake to spread out.
  8. When you see little bubbles forming on the top surface of the pancake turn it over and finish cooking the other side.
  9. 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.