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Buttermilk blueberry pancakes recipe

These delicious pancakes are as light as a feather and you can make the batter without adding the egg white the day before – just be sure to keep the mixture chilled and airtight

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  • Serves 12

  • Prep time 10 mins

  • Cooking time 20 mins

  • Total time 30 mins

  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 181 per serving

  • Prepare ahead yes

Ingredients

  • 3 large, free-range eggs, separated
  • 2 x 284ml pots buttermilk
  • 60g (2½oz) butter, melted, plus extra for frying
  • 300g (10oz) plain flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g (5oz) blueberries, plus extra to serve
  • maple syrup and streaky bacon, to serve

Preparation

  1. Beat the egg yolks, add the buttermilk then the melted butter. Sift in the flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda then mix well - a balloon whisk does the job perfectly. It's at this point you can leave the mixture in the fridge overnight, but you must cover the surface with clingfilm and make it airtight or it will discolour. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then fold into the batter.

  2. Heat a little butter in a non-stick pan then add a small ladleful of the batter. Scatter a few blueberries on to the top, then cook for a few minutes – you'll see the pancake browning around the edges – before flipping with a fish slice and cooking the other side.

  3. Place on to a warm plate (you can keep the pancakes in a low oven for up to 20 minutes) and cook the rest. Serve with blueberries, maple syrup and crispy bacon.