Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fluffy pancakes

Sharing a pancake recipe which I found in Allrecipes.com. It's my to-go place for any recipe under the sun. I'd been wanting to make some pancakes lately to serve with my homemade jam, along with some freshly whipped cream. I finally did them yesterday for tea, but have no photos to show. Photos were taken very quickly using my iPhone and the quality was terrible. I had to hurry in case the cream melted, and it did slide off the pancakes as I was trying to capture a good shot of it. So I gave up, and instead, borrowed this picture from the site.

I had been using a buttermilk recipe before this and though nice, I felt the pancakes were too wet and soggy. This one turned out really nice, and I didn't have to go out specially to buy a carton of buttermilk which I would then have had to think what else to do with it after making pancakes. Vinegar in milk has the same effect as buttermilk and creates bubbles, which is what contributes to the fluffiness of the pancakes. Don't worry about the vinegar, you won't be able to taste it.

Ingredients: (makes 8 regular sized pancakes)

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • cooking spray


  1. Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour".
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone.
  3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
Serve with jam and fresh cream or banana and strawberries, drizzled with some chocolate sauce.


Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! I started making waffle for my girls. ;)

SIG said...

Yay! I'm too lazy. I know I should make good use of my waffle maker.

HK Choo said...

Will try this soon.. Thanks for sharing *=*

daphne said...

I might steal this one from u!!! I have been looking for a fluffy pancake recipe for quite some time!