For this recipe each Rudolph needs 3 American style pancakes – one large for the head, one medium for the nose and one small cut in half for the ears. Strategically placed chocolate chips for eyes, baby candy canes for antlers and a strawberry for his nose and you have yourself a cute dessert!
American Pancake Recipe
For the butter milk:
½ cup plain yoghurt (I used vanilla, no one noticed)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 table spoon lemon juice
For the pancakes:
1 ¼ cup of buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 1 ½ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1/4 cup of oil
To make the buttermilk, put the yoghurt and milk into a jug add the lemon juice and mix. Leave to stand for 15 minutes.
To make the pancake mix. First add the dry ingredients to a bowl and mix. Next break the egg into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. Next add the buttermilk and oil and stir. The mixture will be a little lumpy but that’s OK it adds to the texture of the pancakes.
Next, take the skillet, add two tablespoons of oil and heat on a medium heat. When the oil is hot, add some mixture to the pan. If you want large pancakes, add a lot, if you want small pancakes add less.
Cook over the medium heat until the top of the mixture hardens, turn and cook the other side. The cooking takes very little time, perhaps four minutes. When the pancakes are brown they are ready.