A surefire recipe to make fat and fluffy pancakes, without any buttermilk or special ingredients.
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of Salt
2 tbsp White Sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp Milk
1 Large Egg, beaten
2 tbsp Unsalted Butter, melted
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Canola Oil (or any other vegetable oil), for cooking
METHOD OF PREPARATION
Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a bowl and mix well.
In a separate bowl, mix the egg, milk, vanilla, and melted butter together. Be careful not to use hot, melted butter, as that may end up cooking your eggs!
Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredients and stir till mostly incorporated. The batter should be thick and a little lumpy, but without any visible streaks of flour. If it is too thick to work with, add a little milk. Set the batter aside for 5-10 minutes.
Heat a heavy-bottomed, non-stick pan over a low-medium heat and coat it with oil. Use a 1/4 cup measure to scoop and drop the batter into the pan so that you get evenly-sized pancakes.
Cook until the first side is golden brown, or until the top surface forms bubbles. Flip and repeat on the other side. Adjust heat accordingly. Serve while still hot.