Basic Pancakes

I woke up this morning and it was raining! If you know anything about North Queensland you’ll know that we have been in drought and haven’t seen consistent rain in a long while!

So when I went to bed and it was raining, then woke up and it was STILL raining, I figured it was time to celebrate!

Pancakes seemed like a fitting Saturday morning celebration food!

These are super simple, very yummy and is easy enough to double if you have to feed a crowd.

Prep time 10mins, Cooking time 10mins, Serves 2 (4 small pancakes per person)

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1cup self-raising flour, sifted

Pinch of salt

2tbs white sugar

¾ cup milk

1 egg, beaten

30g butter, melted

1tsp vanilla extract

Spray oil for cooking

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  1. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar and pinch of salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, melt the butter in the microwave on high for about 30 seconds.
  3. Into the butter add milk, vanilla and beaten egg. Be sure to do it in this order, if you add the egg first the heat from the butter may cook it, but if you cool with milk first you should be ok!
  4. Create a dimple in the centre of the flour mixture and pour the wet mixture into the hole you have made. Stir until well combined. You should have no lumps; the batter should be thick and smooth. Set the batter aside for 5-10 minutes.
  5. Heat a heavy-bottomed, non-stick pan over a low-medium heat and coat it with oil. Use a consistent amount when making these pancakes so that they turn out roughly the same size. I used a small ladle, you may want to use a 1/4 measuring cup.
  6. Cook until the initial side is golden, or until the top surface forms bubbles. Flip and repeat on the other side. I found to help the cooking process go faster, simply place a lid on the frying pan while cooking. This also helps solidify the top side so that when you go to flip you don’t end up with a battery mess.
  7. Enjoy with your favourite toppings (for me that’s maple syrup or fresh fruit!)

~A

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