Enjoy an irresistible Irish favourite with this traditional buttermilk pancake recipe
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Enjoy an irresistible Irish favourite with this traditional buttermilk pancake recipe

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES are a traditional treat dating back centuries in Ireland.

While any number of food sources have been limited to Irish households down the years, buttermilk has always been in plentiful supply.

Best served warm from the pan with butter, honey, jam or ideally maple syrup here’s everything you need to know to master another Irish culinary classic.

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • oil and butter for frying
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Enjoy an irresistible Irish staple with this traditional buttermilk pancake recipe.

How to make it:

  1. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Next, add the sugar, and mix through the dry ingredients.
  3. Take another bowl and add the buttermilk and eggs.  Beat them together.
  4. Put a skillet on to heat. Heat the oil or melt the butter while mixing the pancake batter.
  5. Pour the buttermilk and eggs into the dry ingredients. Mix gently.
  6. Add the melted butter and combine gently into the batter.
  7. Drop the batter into the skillet in small circular blobs.
  8. Cook the pancakes for 2 to 3 minutes on one side until small bubbles s rise to the surface.
  9. Flip them over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes on the other side.

Serve with a condiment of your choice and enjoy!