Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pancakes a la Nigella

About a year ago, I reviewed Nigella Express, and one of the gem recipes I keep going back to is her homemade pancake mix. I keep it in a small bucket in my pantry so when I get a pancake craving, as I did the other day, I can just whip up a batch in no time. These are quite honestly the nicest, lightest, fluffiest pancakes I've ever had.

Homemade Instant Pancake Mix by Nigella, p. 93 of Nigella Express

600g flour
3 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
40g sugar or vanilla sugar

Whisk these together and store in an airtight container. When you're ready to make some pancakes proceed as follows:

For each 150g of mix, add and whisk together:
1 egg
250mL/1cup milk
1 tbsp melted butter

Heat a griddle or pan with no oil. Drop by 1 - 2 tablespoonfuls onto the hot griddle and when bubbles appear on the surface, flip them over to make them golden brown on both sides.


Now, one of the drawbacks I mentioned in my review was the use of weights in the recipes, so you will need a scale. 150g of pancake mix comes out to just under 1 cup: more than 3/4 cup but less than 1 full cup. But, a scale is best.

To make my pancakes a little more interesting, I add 1/2 tsp instant espresso powder to the batter and you get a nice mocha flavour to your pancakes. I also add vanilla since I don't use the vanilla sugar mentioned above.



Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oooohhh, I love pancakes! Those look very good!



Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Mmmm, Nigella.

Meg said...

They look so fluffy!

Judith said...

Do you remember the pancake mix we used to take camping with us? I thought it made good pancakes.I may just make some over my Christmas holiday!

Helene said...

I never made a pancake mix before. I usually make the mix when we want to eat pancakes. This is so convenient and looks great.

Border Life said...

Mmmmmmmm. Those look goooooooood. Thanks for this! Much better than a box mix!


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