Recipe

How to make perfectly fluffy pancakes

The secret to light and fluffy pancakes is all in the whisking. Follow our simple steps and choose your toppings for the perfect café style breakfast.

  • 25 mins cooking
  • Makes 12
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 30 grams butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (500ml) buttermilk
  • 3 egg whites
  • soft butter or cooking oil spray, to grease

Method

  • 1
    Sift the flour and sugar into a large bowl.
  • 2
    Whisk the egg yolks, butter, extract and buttermilk until combined.
  • 3
    Whisk buttermilk mixture into flour mixture. It's important not to overbeat the mixture at this stage for a light and fluffy texture.
  • 4
    Beat the egg whites and a pinch of salt in a clean small bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Carefully fold the egg whites into batter, in two batches, until just combined.
  • 5
    Cook over medium heat until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn pancakes and cook until lightly browned. Wipe out the pan with paper towel if the butter residue begins to burn. Transfer pancakes to a warm plate.
  • 6
    Serve pancakes with toppings of your choice.

Notes

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