American pancakes differ from most other pancakes in that a raising agent is used. This is a simple, basic recipe for how to make American style pancakes. and is very, very simple.
Basic American pancake mix ingredients:
- 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup castor sugar
- 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
- A pinch of salt
Simple. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl, break the egg in to the dry mix and stir with a fork. Now add the buttermilk and oil and stir with the fork again. Lumpy is not a problem – it will add to the texture. Heat a little vegetable oil or butter in a cast iron skillet and when the oil is hot, pour in a little mixture. You can make them any size from dollar pancakes to full skillet size – the larger ones will take slightly longer to cook.
Cooking time will be around three minutes a side – cook until golden brown. Serve with butter and Maple syrup.