Sika Lodge's pancakes are by far the most requested breakfast option for the kitchen. It must be 60-70% of guests go for the pancakes surprisingly. In fact, a very surprising fact is that the 'Full Irish' is the least requested breakfast option!!! I know, I was shocked too!!!!!
A request from past guests (namely the utterly fabulous Lenochs from Kansas) for my pancake recipe, has prompted me to put the recipe I use daily up on the blog. I previously blogged about pancakes (low fat version), however this recipe has evolved from testing and re testing measurements. This batter I think is the perfect batter and I can now make this in my sleep. zzzzzzzz........
My mom always believed that pancakes taste best when the batter has 'rested'. Its for this reason that I always make the batter just before bed time.
The batter is simple to make, and it's just flour, eggs, milk, baking powder. If you have little kiddies, this is a great recipe to use to get them involved in cooking in the kitchen (under supervision of course)
Makes 9 pancakes
- 100g of flour
- 1 large egg
- 300ml milk
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of sugar (optional)
- Sieve the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar into a bowl.
- Pour the milk into a jug and whisk the egg into the milk.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and using a wooden spoon, pour the milk mixture into the well and stir the flour into the liquid.
- Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth (you may use an electric blender if you are short on time).
- Pour the mixture into a jug and keep over night (if you have the time but the batter is just as good for immediate consumption)
- To make the pancakes, get a non stick pan on a medium heat.
- Pour a tbsp oil (sunflower or vegetable) into the batter and mix through.
- Add a knob of butter and a tsp of oil to the pan.
- Use a ladle as the measure.
- Pour a ladle full of batter into the pan and swirl until the pan is evenly coated.
- You know the pancake is ready to flip when little air holes appear on the cooking pancake. This is normally 1-2 minutes. The pancake should come away easy from the pan, if it sticks, its not ready for flipping!!!
- Flip and cook for a further minute or so on the other side.
- Remove and keep covered in foil in a warm oven, while you repeat the process with the rest of the pancakes.
I serve my pancakes with Irish strawberries (in season) and maple syrup. But my own personal favourite accompaniment for this recipe is simple - lemon juice and a sprinkle of caster sugar, old fashioned I know, but its the pancakes that we grew up on, and how mammy used to serve them.