• 1 3/4 cups plus 1 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra to grease the pan
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons whole milk
  • To serve:
  • Bacon
  • Maple syrup
  • Whipped butter


  1. Into a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  2. In another bowl, mix together the melted butter, egg, vanilla extract, milk and buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. To cook, melt a little butter in a frying pan over medium-high and place a ladleful of the batter into the frying pan. Cook until you can see bubbles starting to form on the surface, about 2 minutes, then flip and cook for another 2 minutes on the other side. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve with bacon, maple syrup and whipped butter on the side.