Daily Archives: July 5, 2020

Fluffy Plain Buttermilk Pancake

Sundays are usually brunch day in my household. Waking up a little later than the usual, I would take it slow and easy, playing vinyl records in the background while I prepare a big delicious breakfast for my family. Truly, a relaxing morning! One of the things that I would prepare is my family’s all time favourite – plain buttermilk pancakes. They are fluffy and delicious and would make a great brunch for everyone.

Ingredients

  • 200g All Purpose Flour
  • 35g White Sugar
  • 6g Baking Soda
  • * 7g Double Acting Baking Powder (See note Below)
  • 1g Salt
  • 40g Cooking Oil
  • 64g eggs
  • * 300g Buttermilk

Note * Use double action baking powder because this will help make your pancake thick and fluffy as compared to single action. Why? Because more chemical reactions happen when cooking with double action baking powder as compared to its single action counter part. Single acting baking powder chemical reactions occur mostly when in contact with liquid. As a home cook, you won’t be able to cook all your batter quickly using a pan, hence it is better and easier to maintain the fluffiness throughout your cooking when you use double acting.

As for the buttermilk, it helps create a thicker batter than regular milk. This will also help make your batter more vicious, preventing it from spreading out easily. On top of that, it gives additional flavour to your pancake.

Method

  • Add all the dry ingredients together, give it a few whisks.
  • Add in all the wet ingredients such as eggs, buttermilk and oil into the dry ingredients. Whisk until batter becomes smooth.
  • Heat up your non-stick pan at medium low heat.
  • Pour some batter onto your pan, forming about 5-6 inches diameter circles.
  • Flip when the edges appear to be harden.
  • Cook the other side for the same amount of time, until light brown
  • Do the same thing for the rest of the batter
  • Serve with butter and syrup of your choice