Mom’s Basic Pancakes Recipe Recipes 12 MAR 2013

basic pancake recipeWhen I first moved out of my parents’ home in my early twenties, mom provided me with a little handwritten book containing recipes of things that I enjoyed and might enjoy making now that I was on my own. This happens to be her simple pancake recipe:

Basic Pancakes

  • 2 Eggs
  • 500 ml water
  • 250 ml milk
  • 125 ml oil
  • 12.5 ml vinegar
  • 500 ml flour
  • 10 ml baking powder
  • 2 ml salt

Step 1:
Beat together eggs, water, milk, oil and vinegar

Step 2:
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt

Step 3:
Mix the two mixtures thoroughly together

Step 4:
Cover the mixture with a damp cloth and leave it standing for 1 hour in order to settle/set correctly (I never do this though)

Step 5:
Bake in heated pan, one at a time. Makes +- 15 pancakes, depending on the size of the pan

Done. As simple as that.

(Note: Pancakes can also be frozen. Stack wrapped in wax paper. Can be frozen for up to two months)

About Craig Lotter

Software developer, husband and dad to two little girls. Writer behind An Exploring South African. I don't have time for myself any more.