2½teaspoonsbaking powder(NOT "baking soda" or "bi carb soda")
1large egg(at room temperature)
2tablespoons(30 grams) melted unsalted butter
extra butter for cooking
To make the batter, in a bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl or jug whisk together milk, egg and melted butter.
Whisk milk/egg mixture into dry ingredients until just combined. You may need to add a little more milk if the batter is too thick.
Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle pan over medium-low heat. Grease with a little butter. I prefer only a minimum amount of butter.
Drop a small amount of batter (approx 2-3 teaspoons) from a spoon onto the heated pan. Mini pancakes should be no larger than 2 inches or 5 cm.
Cook for about 45 seconds or until a few bubbles form and pop on the surface. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown about the same as the first side. Transfer to a plate and keep warm until all the batter is cooked.
Tips for success
The most important thing is to not overwork the batter which will result in tough pancakes and no one wants that! Mix until just combined.
Have ingredients at room temperature so that the batter has an even texture and achieves more volume.
Use a non-stick skillet or griddle to stop pancakes sticking and don't use high heat. Plus don't overcook them because mini pancakes dry out easier than larger pancakes.
FAQ'sHow do I know when to flip my mini pancakes?You'll know they are ready when bubbles start appearing and popping on the surface of the pancake. Only flip once.How do I stop my pancakes burning?Reduce the heat. Use a medium low heat to cook pancakes.Can this recipe be made ahead? Can I freeze them?Absolutely! These are ideal to make ahead and freeze. Freeze in airtight containers (like Tupperware) with layers of non-stick parchment paper separating the layers. To reheat, place on a 3 or 4 plate and microwave for 10-15 seconds or more until warm. Alternatively, wrap in foil and pop into a 350ºF/180ºC oven for 10 minutes.Can I make larger pancakes with this recipe?Sure! You'll get about 8 regular pancakes from this recipe.