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.