How to: Make (the Best) Old Fashioned Pancakes

How to: Make (the Best) Old Fashioned Pancakes

One of our favorite things to do with our backyard hens eggs is to make good old fashioned pancakes. We do it at least once a week and I've had several requests via Twitter and Instagram (@mattallison) to share my recipe, so without further ado, here it is! 


(Makes 10+ 8inch pancakes)

2 eggs
1 cup of cake flour
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 stick of melted butter
2 tbsp of castor sugar
1 tsp of salt
2 tsp of baking powder
Ground cinnamon
Brown sugar
Lemon juice

Step 1: Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk them together.

Step 2: Place a non-stick frying pan on a medium high heat and once hot ladle in roughly 3 tbsp of batter and evenly spread it around the pan.

Step 3: Cook for about a minute, until you start to see little air bubbles and then flip it over for another minute.

Step 4: Place the pancakes on a plate and sprinkle with ground cinnamon, a tsp of brown sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice and then starting at one edge roll them up.

I love to serve mine with fresh fruit, usually a diced banana and a handful of fresh strawberries topped with a sprig of mint and garnished with icing sugar and drizzled in maple syrup.

You could also do a savory option by stuffing them with spinach and feta instead of the cinnamon, lemon juice and brown sugar and serve with a mushroom sauce.




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wall art decoration on Oct 01, 2012:

Great tutorial you have added in this post, i have never seen it before, it’s looking so easy for making, every person want to eat delicious food every time. I want to try it shortly. Want to say thanks for sharing this post.

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how2home on Sep 30, 2012:

Oh boy....looking at this at 10:30pm is not a good idea! I guess im having this for breakfast tomorrow! Thanks for sharing this recipe with us :) Looks AMAZING! 

Matt Allison on Sep 29, 2012:

Chan, it's really up to you and your taste. I love Cinnamon so I put on quite a bit, but I've met people who hate it, hence sprinkle, in my case liberally.

Blahlalaa, I roll them to make them look like crepes, but the batter consientcy is that of pancakes.

Crepes usualy have more eggs and milk and much thinner consitancy and are themselves paper thin. I roll them because I prefer the presentation. I believe a key ingredient in all cooking is love, which includes how you present your food.

If you wanted them to look like flapjacks or make a stack, just use 2 tbsp of batter and don't spread it across the pan and you'll get standard looking pancakes.

chan on Sep 28, 2012:

how much ground cinnamon?

blahlalaa on Sep 28, 2012:

Looks good! ... But I've never seen crepes called "Old-Fashioned Pancakes".. ? Learn something new everyday!

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