Tuesday, 20 September 2016

The Best Fluffy Pancake Recipe Ever...


We have a serious pancake addiction in our home. I don't think a week passes by where at least one family member doesn't suggest pancakes for a meal. You can't overlook hotcakes as a kid-pleaser at any time and they're more than ideal for feeding hungry children on school holidays.

I have personally always cherished a visit to the Pancake Parlour. Their pancakes are magically big and fluffy and taste divine with a side order of pure maple syrup. Unfortunately for us, the Pancake Parlour is not located nearby, so we don't get to go more than a couple of times a year. (Cue violins.)

So, see a need, fill a need. I have had to come up with my own version of copy-cat Pancake Parlour pancakes to satisfy my cravings and I am so excited to share this with you. These are super delicious!

This recipe makes a huge batch of truly stunning, light and fluffy pancakes that taste very similar to those at our favourite restaurant. Unfortunately though, you will have to do your own baking and cleaning up, which is quite unlike a trip to the Pancake Parlour but, the convenience is unmatched!

These come together quickly in a Thermo. Alternatively you can use a blender or stand mixer just as easily. Or you can just mix this up by hand. Pancakes work no matter how they're prepped. Kids like to help out too. (If you can bear it!) There's no denying it, preparing a batch of homemade pancakes does make a good school holiday kids' activity.

The Best Fluffy Pancakes Ever
Preparation time: 5 minutes. Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Yield: Approximately 36, pikelet-sized cakes.



450 grams of plain flour
8 teaspoons of baking powder
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
4 eggs
700ml of milk
1 teaspoon of salt
50 grams of butter or margarine

Pop all the ingredients together in your Thermo bowl and mix on Speed 2 for 2 minutes, pausing once to scrape down sides.

If using a blender or stand mixer, blend all ingredients until a smooth batter is formed.

If mixing by hand: Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs, milk and melted butter (or margarine) in a separate bowl.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the wet mix. Blend together gently with a wooden spoon until a smooth batter results.

Whichever method you use, allow your batter to sit for a couple of minutes so that it thickens and a few bubbles form on the surface.



Season a hot skillet with a little margarine or butter over a medium-high heat, then turn the heat down and pour in your batter. Once the pancakes have risen and bubbles form, flip them and give the underside a light browning, which takes less than a minute.



Have a large platter nearby to fill with your pancakes as you work. I have found enamel cookware to be ideal for keeping large batches of pancakes hot until they're ready to eat. There's no need to cover the pancakes as you cook, as each new batch will keep the tray warm.


Thick, fluffy and filling pancakes.





Serve your pancakes with pure maple syrup or add vanilla ice cream too. Lemon and sugar, golden syrup, honey and chocolate sauce all make excellent alternatives. For additional hotcake recipes, try Karen Martini's ricotta hotcakes, or these yummy kids pikelets.



Do you entertain your kids by allowing them to cook?
Do you have any excellent toppings for hotcakes you can share?




















24 comments:

  1. Yummy - I'm off to make some pancakes. Seriously! The baking powder is the secret ingredient. Did you know it's also excellent if you are doing a rub for baked chicken. If you add just half a teaspoon to your other spices, it changes the ph level of the skin and makes it go all crispy. It's the biz!!

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    1. Ooooooh really?! Thanks for the tip! I shall mention it to the husband who is the chicken man. Baking powder is an amazing ingredient. :D

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  2. You had me at "fluffy pancakes"! I will suggest that we add a little baking powder to our pancakes this weekend - looks like the secret to the fluffiness...

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    1. Yes, these are very fluffy. Don't pour them too big or you will have trouble eating each serve!

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  3. Ooh they do look fluffy and delicious. Might have to whip up some from the kids while we're on holidays #teamIBOT

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    1. Pancakes really are the most ideal mega-meal for kids on holidays. No-one ever doesn't want them and they're so easily made. Win-win!

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  4. YUM! These look amazing!Will have to give them a go for sure.

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    1. So yummy!! I want them again every time I see these pictures. ;)

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  5. Yum! Those look like pikelets and the recipe is similar too. Do you have pikelets in Australia?! That seems like such a dumb question but pancakes to me are flat and pikelets look like these! Either way - YUMMO!

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    1. Hmmm! That's an interesting thought. These are pancakes which are baked in a skillet which may be piklet sized?! Yes we have pikelets here but I always presumed they were just small pancakes? Anyway, pikelets are usually sweeter than pancakes and these are not too sweet at all. Savoury toppings would go well with this recipe. (I should have mentioned that too!)

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  6. These look scrummy, we love pancakes in our house!

    #twinklytuesday

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  7. They look so good. Will definitely get the girls on pancake duty this weekend.

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  8. Yum. My kids would have pancakes everyday if they could! :) #brillblogpost

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  9. They sound delicious. That's Saunday's breakfast sorted.

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  10. These looks so puffy and delicious! Yum! My kids loves pancakes especially when it is puffy and soft! :) #TheList

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  11. I adore pancakes, always pleased to find more ideas. Popped over from #WeekendBlogShare

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  12. yummy! this recipe sounds so delicious!

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  13. We love a good fluffy pancake around here. I must make them for breakfast tomorrow. Thanks for sharing with YWF too.

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  14. Confession: I am really REALLY bad at flipping pancakes or pikelets. I could only dream of having such lovely looking ones as you have here!

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  15. These look delicious! My mum makes the best pancakes, and when I offer to make pancakes for my kids, they always say no because in comparison to my mums, mine are apparently "yuck". But maybe if I tried this recipe, I may redeem myself!! :)

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  16. I haven't found a pancake recipe I go back to so I am very excited about this one! and in the thermomix too!! my daughter is going to be very pleased. Thanks for sharing

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  17. I am totally using this recipe next time I make pancakes. We like ours with golden syrup!

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  18. Oh my. We are pancake mad at our house too but there's only two of us and so my weight loss does not fare well when my son suggests we make them! I'll give this recipe a try next time they are requested Thank you for joining the #weekendblogshare

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  19. Pancakes are just the best! We had them for dessert last night and I think they were all gone within 10 minutes! I'll definitely be trying this recipe, they look so good!

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