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Buttermilk cinnamon pancakes with crispy bacon

  • Serves 4
  • Makes 8 large pancakes
  • Prep 15 mins
  • Total time 40 mins
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Buttermilk cinnamon pancakes with crispy bacon
Buttermilk cinnamon pancakes with crispy bacon

step by step

  • 1Preheat the grill to a high setting. Melt the 60g butter and allow it to cool.
  • 2Grill the bacon for about 3-4 minutes each side until really crispy, then keep warm in a low oven.
  • 3Sift the flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add the sugar and a good pinch of salt and mix well.
  • 4In a separate bowl whisk together the buttermilk, milk, egg, vanilla extract and cinnamon. Add the cooled melted butter and whisk again vigorously.
  • 5Slowly blend the wet ingredients into the dry ones, whisking and stirring. Don't overmix once they're combined.
  • 6Heat a frying pan over a low-to-medium heat and melt a little butter in the pan. When it's bubbling, ladle about 4 tablespoons of the pancake mixture into the pan and swirl to make a circle about 15cm in diameter.
  • 7Cook the pancake for 2 minutes. When the edges begin to set, flip the pancake carefully and cook for 2 minutes on the other side. Repeat with the rest of the mixture, to make about 8 pancakes in total. As they are ready, transfer the cooked pancakes to a lined baking tray and keep warm in a low oven (120°C) while you cook the rest.
  • 8Serve American-style – in piles, topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and rashers of crispy bacon.
  • Recipe by Gisela Graham

    Recipe photograph by Laura Edwards

Get ahead

These pancakes are best eaten freshly made, but they can be made up to 2 hours ahead and reheated in a preheated oven (180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4) for 6-8 minutes.

You will need

  • 60g butter, plus extra for cooking the pancakes
  • 8-12 rashers streaky bacon, 2-3 per serving
  • 275g plain flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 20g caster sugar
  • 300ml carton buttermilk
  • 175ml milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • maple syrup, to drizzle

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