Posted by: Anja | January 24, 2011

Basic Pancake Recipe

Ever since I’ve come back from my Christmas vacation, I’ve made pancakes once or twice a week. I usually use different recipes every time just for the fun of it, but I think that I’ve finally found a recipe that is so simple and still diverse enough to be used for any kind of pancakes that I want to make. Thank you, Jamie Oliver!

No sugar, no melted butter, just plain flour, eggs, milk, salt and baking powder – and that’s it! The only thing which makes preparing these pancakes a little bit tedious, is that the egg whites have to be stiffened, which means a little workout for your arms in case you do not have a hand mixer (mine refused work a couple of weeks back).

adapted from Jamie Oliver

120g flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt
140ml milk
3 eggs

First step: Separate the eggs. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir a bit to combine. Add the egg yolks and the milk. Whisk together until fully incorporated. The dough should be rather sticky and thick.

Second step: Preheat a medium-sized pan to medium heat. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks in a separate bowl and fold them into the batter. This should lighten the batter and make it more liquid.

Third step: Add a little piece of butter to the pan and spoon in one ladle of batter when melted. Brown for about two minutes, turn and brown another one to two minutes. The exact amount of time needed to prepare the pancakes depends on the temperature that you are using, but they should be a nice golden brown when you turn them. Repeat until the whole batter has been used.

This recipe makes about six pancakes, so definitely enough for two people. You can add anything to them, I usually use either chocolate chips or blueberries in the batter and maple syrup to go with it. Simply add the berries or chips to the batter in the pan, when you spooned it in by dropping single berries or chips on top of the pancake. As the batter includes baking powder, the pancake will rise around the chips or berries. :)



  1. Oh no, the mixer broke! I still have none and somehow survived without it…

    But oh, this makes me want to make pancakes now – this weekend for sure!

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