My youngest son loves pancakes. He’s 9yrs old so of course he loves pancakes! It’s a regular weekend request – “Mum can you make Croatian pancakes?”. He loves that aspect of our heritage. So instead of my usual recipe I decided to see how John from he needs food makes them (his Croatian recipes are amazing). His recipe was pretty much the same as mine except that I don’t use soda water and add in a tablespoon of melted butter. I followed his recipe to the letter and the result was beautiful, light pancakes with just the right amount of sweet – yum!
By the way my son eats them just with lashings of melted butter.
Makes 15 (larger than a saucer, smaller than a bread n butter plate size)
1 cup milk
1/3 cup soda water
1 cup flour
3 tbsp caster sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Beat the eggs with the milk and soda water, whisk in the flour, sugar, salt and vanilla until smooth. Leave to sit for 30 minutes.
Heat a knob of butter over a medium-hit heat in a small non-stick frying pan. Tip out the excess butter into a heatproof dish and put aside. You want to have an even spread of butter over the pan. Ladle in about 1/3 of a ladle of batter, tilt the pan to spread evenly. Cook until the edges are starting to lift then flip over and cook the other side. Between each pancake I brush some of the excess butter over the pan with a pastry brush.
Serve with berries and mascarpone and chopped pistachios.