Make Ahead

Lacycakes - Best Pancakes Ever

October 15, 2015
0 Ratings
Photo by Lacy DeVeney
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

This is the recipe for pancakes that I used at my cafe, Lacy's Kitchen Cafe, and currently use for breakfast & brunch catering events - includes my secret ingredient - makes all the difference! —Lacy DeVeney

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda (can't figure how to scoot this up to the vinegar!)
  1. Place dry ingredients in a medium bowl and stir to incorporate then add white vinegar (to get the reaction between vinegar and baking soda). In another bowl mix together milk, egg, melted butter, vanilla and lemon zest. Stir until combined.
  2. In thirds add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing in between each addition. Cover and rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes prior to using.
  3. Heat griddle or non stick pan over medium heat. Depending on the size pancake you want, use a 1 to 3 oz ladle and pour directly on griddle or pan. Wait for bubbles to form in pancake and until edges look set before flipping. They will rise once flipped over, if pancake is uneven, press lightly with a spatula (pancake flipper) to even batter out. Once fully cooked on both sides, remove from griddle or pan, about 2-3 min per side. Repeat cooking steps with the rest of the batter.
  4. Top with butter and/or drizzle with some lovely maple syrup, and enjoy!

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3 Reviews

Donovan October 14, 2017
How much baking soda? I don't see it listed in the recipe but I'm going to assume it was a mistake. Thanks.
Lacy D. October 15, 2017
Oh I'm sorry! Don't know how I missed that! It's 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
Donovan October 16, 2017
No worries. Thanks for the help!