How to make American Pancakes

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

how to make american pancakesSimple. 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.