American buttermilk pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup

Recipe by:

Darina Allen

Treat yourself to a delectable brunch with these fluffy American pancakes with a generous drizzle of maple syrup and pieces of crispy bacon

American buttermilk pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup

SERVES

6

PEOPLE

PREP TIME

10

MINUTES

COOKING TIME

10

MINUTES

CUISINE

COURSE

Main

Method

  1. Mix the buttermilk, egg and melted butter in a large bowl, until smooth and blended.

  2. Sieve the flour, salt and baking soda together, stir into the buttermilk until the ingredients are barely combined, don’t worry about the lumps. Do not over mix or the pancakes will be heavy.

  3. Heat a heavy iron or non-stick pan until medium hot. Grease with a little clarified butter. Spoon 2 generous tablespoons of batter onto the pan, spread slightly with the back of the spoon to a round about 7.5cm across.

  4. Cook until the bubbles rise and break on the top of the pancake (about a minute). Flip over gently. Cook until pale golden on the other side. Spread each with butter.

  5. Serve a stack of three with crispy streaky bacon and maple syrup.

Ingredients

  • 250ml buttermilk

  • 1 egg

  • 15g butter, melted

  • 150g plain white flour

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 tsp bread soda

  • To serve:

  • butter

  • 12-18 pieces crispy bacon

  • maple syrup or honey

Method

  1. Mix the buttermilk, egg and melted butter in a large bowl, until smooth and blended.

  2. Sieve the flour, salt and baking soda together, stir into the buttermilk until the ingredients are barely combined, don’t worry about the lumps. Do not over mix or the pancakes will be heavy.

  3. Heat a heavy iron or non-stick pan until medium hot. Grease with a little clarified butter. Spoon 2 generous tablespoons of batter onto the pan, spread slightly with the back of the spoon to a round about 7.5cm across.

  4. Cook until the bubbles rise and break on the top of the pancake (about a minute). Flip over gently. Cook until pale golden on the other side. Spread each with butter.

  5. Serve a stack of three with crispy streaky bacon and maple syrup.