It’s been a while since I made pancakes. I have been a bit swamped with both school and work so these days we mostly have muesli or brawn sandwiches for breakfast.
This is a very simple recipe and other than the buttermilk which is a bit foreign the rest of the ingredients are easy to get. Essentially one can buy buttermilk but I’m yet to discover where . In case you don’t manage to buy the buttermilk, you can do what I did, make some yourself.
Note: I have recently learnt from Lydz that you can use fermented milk (mala) which is the same as buttermilk. Also Cici reminded me that you can substitute the lemon juice with white vinegar. Thanks Cici and Lydz
For the buttermilk
2 scant cups milk
4 tablespoons lemon juice
In a jug, pour in the milk then stir in the lemon juice. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes.
For the pancakes
2 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup orange juice – freshly squeezed (you can use water)
1 tablespoon vanilla essence
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons sugar
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons chocolate shavings, optional
Vegetable oil for frying
In bowl, mix in all the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, cinnamon and baking powder.
In the jug with the buttermilk mix in the wet ingredients, egg, vanilla essence and orange juice.
Make a well in the dry ingredient mixture then pour in the wet ingredients.
And we are ready to cook these babies, oh sprinkle over the chocolate shavings.
Pre heat your skillet, then add a tablespoon of oil.
Gently pour in the batter and cook.
It’s worth noting that, my batter was a bit viscous. In case you prefer crepes you can thin the batter by add more water/orange juice till you achieve your desired consistency.
Ready for breakfast. You can serve as is or drizzle over some honey or maple syrup.
Super soft and fluffy.