Tuesday, June 7, 2011

BEST PANCAKES EVER !!!

These are absolutely the best home made pancakes we have ever eaten!! They are super tall, light and fluffy and yet they don't get all mushy when syrup is added, they are EXCELLENT!!
 
 
3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar (see note)
1 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar (I used 3)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the milk and vinegar in a small bowl for 10 minutes to "sour". This is an important step and it is called "soured milk" which is much different that sour milk. I guarantee you will NOT taste the vinegar in the final product. Set aside.

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk the soured milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter together. Pour into the dry ingredients and whisk until most of the lumps are gone, but DO NOT OVER BEAT!!

The batter will be thick, don't add any more liquid. LET THE BATTER SIT UNDISTURBED FOR TEN MINUTES!! 

After 10 minutes, you will see bubbles in the batter, very important DO NOT STIR AGAIN.
 
GENTLY dip out (don't pour out) 1/2 cup of batter and place it on a buttered grill or frying pan. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake and then flip with a spatula and brown the other side.

NOTE: This recipe only feeds about 3 or 4 people, but doubles or even triples nicely.

NOTE:  Don't skip the soured milk part of this recipe, you will not taste the vinegar in the pancakes. The vinegar super-activates the baking soda.

NOTE:  You can subsitute BUTTERMILK for the milk+vinegar in this recipe, but I have had the best luck (fluffiest pancakes) using the milk and vinegar.

NOTE: A few people have written to me and said that their pancakes weren't quite as fluffy or tall as mine. I suspect they are stirring the batter just before cooking the pancakes which deflates the bubbles in the batter. Stirring or pouring the batter essentially deflates the air bubbles in the batter. Personally, I use a half cup measuring cup and GENTLY dip out batter and put it on the griddle and I always get super fluffy pancakes.

59 comments:

Mary said...

yummy

Debbie said...

I sour the milk for banana bread and lots of other recipes. This sounds great Coleen and I will have to try them on the weekend!

Ana Rita said...

Those are huge!!!Loved this recipe and will sure try it...

Kisses,
Rita

Lara said...

Wow, those look amazing. They're so huge and fluffy, I think my kids would only need one pancake each!

Anonymous said...

These are the best looking pancakes I've ever seen. I made pancakes with soured milk before and they were amazing. You are right, you won't taste the vinegar at all. Wow, they are so tall and fluffy looking.

teresa said...

love those yummy flapjacks!

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OvenDelights said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe! I normally always stock buttermilk in my fridge....but once in awhile I forget to grab some while at the grocery store, and my pancakes don't turn out the same when I use milk. I don't know why it never occured to me to substitute it with homemade sour milk! I will definately try these out this weekend!

charlotte mgcc said...

look at the size of these thin! wowsers.....Mmmm Mmmm

charlotte mgcc said...

things, not thin..lol, they certainly are not thin! :)

Carleen said...

These look yummy!

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I'm always looking for new and improved pancake recipes. I'm intrigued by the vinegar addition. We are pancake lovers, so thanks for another recipe I can try.

Ingrid said...

My boys are pancake fiends so, I'm always on the look out for new recipes to try. Thanks for sharing!
~ingrid

tap3x said...

I made these last week & the taste was so yummy. I think either my baking soda or baking powder was old becauset they didn't fluff up as much as I had hoped. :-( I will buy new containers of each & make a new batch.

OvenDelights said...

Wish me luck.....I'm making these this morning :)

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The SPANGLER said...

LOVE soft fluffy pancakes! I make a similar pancake but with lemon juice in place of the vinegar to 'curdle' the milk. (FLUFFY LEMON PANCAKES) will definitely give your recipe a go next time round - my two little girls adore our almost weekly ritual of a big pancake cook-up and we're always keen to try new recipes!

SChee said...

You are absolutely right in your claim: These are indeed the BEST pancakes ever. A big thanks from my entire family for sharing your treasure Coleen, I have made these several times during the last two weeks and they came out just superb:)
Have just blogged about them as well (after a very successful post on the Chocolate Banana Bread few days back), I hope youre okay with that, have also provided the referrences etc.

Once again, thanks a bunch!!!!

baron baker said...

Uh Ummmm holy moly...these really are great pancakes...my wife wants them everyday now!I think they taste like pancakes...real pancake taste...very rich..oh I dropped the amount of vanilla by a hair...wow..still love the flavor and texture..

Robyn Arheghan said...

We tried these today...DELICIOUS!!! :)

Jennifer I. said...

Made these this morning. I had to double the recipe. Huge success. The only problem? I couldn't cook them fast enough for my 3 boys. As soon as I filled their plates they were lined up for more. ;-) I do have a question though. Do you think I could use this same recipe & put it in my waffle iron?

Coleens Recipes said...

To Jennifer: While I've never used this recipe in the waffle maker, I don't see why it wouldn't work. I think I would just add a little more melted butter to the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Can you substitue buttermilk for soured milk?

Coleens Recipes said...

To Anonymous: I don't see why not, although I haven't tried it myself.

Anonymous said...

Do you think this would work with whole wheat flour?

Anonymous said...

Mine didn't come out as tall at all, but they were fluffy and tasted good!

christine said...

very fluffy, tasty, I used part wheat flour for better health!

Jenny said...

Made these today to rave reviews from the kids. They turned out wonderfully fluffy, and my six year old says, from now on, use this recipe every time!
Thanks for sharing!
~Jenny~

Lisa said...

Mine did not look quite like this, but boy were they good. The best tasting pancakes I've ever made! Goodbye Bisquick!

Anonymous said...

Milk+vinegar=buttermilk

They just aren't referring to it as buttermilk... The pancakes do look pretty awesome though!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh My Gosh, I am so full! Just made these and ate about half of them. So Good! They did not turn out as tall as the picture. And next time I make them I will will only use half the sugar and vanilla. But they have a much better flavor than any pancake mix that I have ever used. Thank You for sharing this recipe.

Lisa said...

Made this morning. They were great!

Anonymous said...

Made these yesterday morning. Took forever for them to cook but WELL worth the wait!! I'll be making them again this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Do you put the milk and vinegar mixture in the fridge or do you leave on the counter for 10 minutes? I have never soured milk before. This might just have to be next weekends breakfast!

Coleens Recipes said...

To Anonymous: Just let it sit on the counter.

Jennifer Scoles said...

Can you use rice milk?

Anonymous said...

Thanks gonna give it try we have pancakes for supper During winter,can't wait to cook these.
Thanks again

Anonymous said...

Is there anything you can substitute in for white wine vinegar, like red wine vinegar or regular distilled white vinegar?

Coleens Recipes said...

To anonymous: Yes, you can just use buttermilk instead of milk+vinegar.

Unknown said...

The recipe calls for white vinegar, not white wine vinegar

Amy Thompsom said...

Delicious! Thanks for great recipe. ..I think the melted butter makes it extra good as well as the vinegar...mine were just as fluffy

Tiffani said...

I wasn't completely sold on the idea of souring the milk. I assumed it was going to give them a taste similar to buttermilk, but thought the vinegar would be overpowering. I tried it anyway and they came out brilliantly! Kids devoured them and the husband was requesting them the next morning. Thanks for sharing this great receipe.

Queenie said...

Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I have tried this morning and they are so awesome! I have to x4 of the portion to have enough for the whole family. Thanks again!

Ellen Bunch said...

Great Recipe! This may have to be our new weekend breakfast meal!

Ellen

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Britni Vigil said...

This recipe is fantastic. I've tried it a number of different times and LOVEd them. I posted about them on my blog today. http://www.playpartypin.com/2013/12/pin-project-best-fluffy-pancakes.html

Lindsay Gryziec said...

I just tried this recipe for the first time. My 3 year old son ate 3 pancakes and my 6 year old son ate 4 pancakes! This is after they each already ate a bowl of cereal :) Very yummy!
Thanks!

Cheryll T-S said...

Made these this morning for my 3 kids & they were a huge hit. To make the recipe healthier I always add milled flaxseed and use apple sauce in lieu if butter/oil. Because they were so fluffy, my kids ate fewer pancakes. I doubled the recipe and although after everyone ate (their share was about 10 pancakes), I still have 7 left, which will be tomorrow morning's breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!

Jill said...

Ok, I don't care for pancakes, but my family loves them so I made these this morning, they are fabulous!!!!! They were so fluffy and light and the flavor was delicious!!! Thank you fur sharing this recipe and for being so detailed.

njbreier said...

When you say best ever you actually mean Best Ever and I have been making pancakes for decades. Thank you for sharing! Husband approved and easy to do

candy higbee said...

Can I use sprouted whole wheat flour?

Anonymous said...

Great recipe!!!! I'm a chef and these are the best I've tried! They stand up to a number of add ins as well! Awsome Sauce!
Chef Vicky

Anonymous said...

I agree best pancakes EVER! This is my 2nd time making them and I've substituted 1 cup almond meal for 1 cup flour and they are just as fluffy andyummy as the original.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I love pancakes and I'm thinking of trying your recipe. But is it okay to substitute butter to margarine? And is it okay too to use evaporated milk in the milk+vinegar? Thank you! :)

Dewi Suzaidi said...

Is the best pancake I ever made, your recipe is true to the last bite. Love it!

Jewelrygirl said...

Best pancakes I have ever ate!!! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

Hmm, do you think this could be made with almond milk?

Laurie said...

What about nonfat milk?

Anonymous said...

Did exactly as you directed and they were, indeed, the best, fluffiest pancakes ever! Thanks for the recipe!

ReneeK said...

Can I use almond milk?