This recipe uses buttermilk which creates a lightness to the pancakes.


  • 2 cups plain flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 2 eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • 2 tbs sugar

  • Butter or oil for cooking


  • 1.

    Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and sugar. Make a well in the centre. Stir in the buttermilk, eggs and vanilla until just combined.

  • 2.

    Lightly grease a non-stick pan with a bit of butter or oil. Pour in the batter and cook over medium heat. Turn pancake over when bubbles appear on the top side of the pancake. Cook for another minute or so, until the pancake is lightly golden on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter.


Take care not to over beat the batter as the pancakes will become tough.

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Posted by GA6Report
My favourite is with fresh strawberries or maple syrup
Posted by Margaret207965Report
My favourite is maple syrup and ice cream.
Posted by JohnReport
Hi! THis recipe sounds great but I am very doubtful about the 1 TABLE spoon of vanilla. I suspect this is supposed to be 1 TEA spoon.
Posted by luke_mReport
lemon and icing sugar! ... or icecream and chocolate sauce ;)
Posted by KB37Report
Love pancakes with the traditional to me anyway of Lemon juce and sugar
Posted by MF51Report
Love piklets with homemade strawberry or raspberry jam and cream. A good old fashioned favourite
Posted by LifeStyle FOODReport
Hi Michelle thanks for picking that up, it was a typo. It is meant to be 1 teaspoon vanilla essence.
Posted by schnoodleReport
I agree, it would be really strong and sickly. I will stick to a tspn too. Good pick up !!!!