The perfect pancake mix

The perfect pancake mix

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From
Paris Pastry Club
Makes
6 pancakes
Photographer
Helen Cathcart

I have an old Le Parfait jar which I refill with pancake mix whenever it’s empty to ensure there is always a ready supply for the perfect rainy-day breakfast. If you have enough dry mix to hand, all you’ll have to do in the morning is add a bit of milk or, even better, buttermilk, one egg and a touch of melted butter. You won’t even notice when the sky turns blue – you’ll have a plate of fat fluffy pancakes in front of you.

If you are making breakfast for a crowd, the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Just bear in mind that 150 g of dry pancake mix will make 6 pancakes. I’ll let you do the maths ...

For the dry mix

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g plain flour
100g caster sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sea salt

To make 6 pancakes add the following to 150 g of dry mix

Quantity Ingredient
130g whole milk or buttermilk
1 egg
40g butter, melted

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
any topping of your choice, maple syrup, golden syrup, honey, butter, jam ... the possibilities are endless

Method

  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Transfer to an airtight jar. (My 1 litre Le Parfait is the perfect size.) This mix will keep in a cupboard for at least 2 months but I highly doubt it will last that long. When pancakes are just a few stirs away, you’ll probably be making them more often than ever. And you should, really.
  2. Whenever you feel like it, simply scoop out 150 g of the pancake mix into a bowl, add the milk, egg and melted butter, and whisk until smooth.
  3. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Ladle the batter – roughly one-third of a cup – into the hot pan and cook until the bottom of the pancake is golden-brown and bubbles start to appear on top, which should take anywhere between 1–2 minutes. Flip the pancake over with a palette knife and cook for a further minute. Transfer to a plate and keep on cooking pancakes until all the batter has been used.
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