Easy Pancakes
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Quick and Easy Pancakes

These quick and easy pancakes are know in South Africa as "crumpets" but not to be confused with the English crumpet.
Servings: 12 pancakes


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 75 grams sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • butter for cooking


  • To make the batter, in a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.  In another bowl combine sugar and oil. Add in the egg and beat with a spoon for 30 seconds until creamy. Alternately add the flour and milk beginning and ending with flour. You may need to add a little more milk if the batter is too thick.
  • Heat a skillet or non stick pan over medium heat. Grease with a little butter. I prefer only a minimum amount of butter.
  • Cook tablespoons of batter for a couple of minutes until a few bubbles form on top. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown. Transfer to a plate and keep warm until all the batter is cooked.
  • Serve warm with lashings of butter and syrup.