Simple pancakes

Chemical-free and easy to make


All-purpose flour 1 cup
White sugar 2 tablespoons
Baking powder 2 teaspoons
Salt 1 teaspoon
Egg 1, beaten
Milk 1 cup
Vegetable oil 2 tablespoons

5 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes to cook, ready in 15 minutes

Pancakes from a box are OK, but there’s no harm in trying to cook with a few chemicals as possible. This is a super-easy recipe for some great pancakes, that mostly uses what you would add to the chemical-ridden pancake mixture anyway.

Step 1: Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Step 2: In the middle of your powdery mix, make a well. Pour in the milk, egg, and oil.

Step 3: Mix all these ingredients until it’s smooth. A wooden spoon or whisk will probably be fine, but you can use a food processor or electric mixer.

Step 4: Lightly oil a frying pan or griddle – pressing some kitchen towel over the opening of an oil bottle, then turning it over, and using the oil on kitchen towel to spread on the pan or griddle is a great tip for lightly oiling things.

Step 5: Put the pan or griddle on the stove, and turn up a medium to high heat.

Step 6: Pour about a 1/4 cup of mixture per pancake onto the pan or griddle. It might be useful to transfer the mixture to a jug to make it easier to pour, or else use a ladle.

Step 7: Cook the pancakes until they’re brown on each side.

That’s your basic pancake recipe, and obviously you can put whatever you like on them – bacon, maple syrup, ice cream, honey, any kind of fruit, or plain old sugar and lemon juice.

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