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Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk is the secret to light-as-air, tender pancakes – everyone's favourite treat for a lazy weekend breakfast. These are also good served with fresh berries and maple syrup.

Prep Time

10 mins

Cook Time

30 mins

Serves

10

pancakes

Breakfast

Vegetarian

Nut Free

Special Occasions

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Kiwi

Kids

Ingredients

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES

2 cups self-raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups buttermilk

50 g butter, melted, plus extra to cook

whipped cream or natural yoghurt, to serve

BLUEBERRIES IN SYRUP (OPTIONAL)

1/4 cup caster sugar

1-2 tbsp orange juice, or juice from defrosted berries

1 tbsp cornflour

1 tbsp water

2 cups blueberries, (fresh or frozen)

Method

STEP 1

To make Blueberries in Syrup, place sugar and juice in a pot and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.

Stir cornflour into water and add to the syrup along with the blueberries.

Cook until lightly thickened (about 2 minutes).

Set aside while cooking the pancakes. Reheat to serve.

STEP 2

To make pancakes, whisk together eggs, buttermilk and vanilla in a mixing bowl, then whisk in flour, sugar and baking powder and sugar.

Add butter and whisk until smooth.

Leave to stand for 10 minutes before cooking to allow the gluten to relax.

STEP 3

Melt a little extra butter in a heavy-based frypan. When it is hot and bubbling, drop in about a quarter cup batter from the end of a spoon.

Cook over a medium heat until bubbles form on the surface (2-3 minutes) then flip to cook the other side.

Transfer to a rack. Repeat to use all the batter. Serve in a stack topped with Blueberries in Syrup, if desired.

TIPS

Don't panic if you don't have buttermilk – just use milk, but stir in a tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar for each cup of milk and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Dropping the pancake batter into the pan from the end of a spoon helps create a uniform round shape.If you don't have blueberries, serve your pancakes with bacon, bananas and maple syrup, or just sugar and lemon juice.

VIDEO LINK

https://youtu.be/BAdd-pCkR8g

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