OK, so we might be a bit late to the party for Pancake Day (or a bit early depending on which way you look at it) but in our opinion, there can never be a bad day to make pancakes – either for breakfast or brunch! The good news is, Pancakes have just got a whole lot easier to make using the Black STAUB Pancake Pan, a flat cast iron pan that conducts heat and distributes it over the entire surface of the pan to the outer edges which mean perfect pancakes every single time.
Made in France, STAUB enameled cast iron cookware is used by 45% of Michelin star chefs in
France. The STAUB cast iron cookware range also includes their world famous Cocette pan (which is a delight to use!), woks, baking dishes and a wide range of mini-sized versions perfect for individual servings. All STAUB cookware is available in an array of timeless colours so there really is something for everyone’s taste/kitchen style.
The STAUB pancake pan can be used to cook either American fluffy pancakes (the type we are making) or a more traditional crepe style.
To make around 8-10 pancakes you will need the following:
200g self-raising flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
2 tbsp golden caster sugar
3 large eggs
25g melted butter (plus some extra for cooking with)
vegetable oil, for cooking
You can watch our story highlights on Instagram for the method we follow (please note, I doubled the ingredients on our stories
Using a STAUB small skillet pan, melt 25g of butter on the hob and leave to cool slightly.
Mix the self-raising flour, baking powder, golden caster sugar and a pinch of salt together in a large bowl.
Create a well in the centre with the back of a spoon then add the whisked eggs, melted butter and the milk.
Whisk together either by hand or an electric whisk until smooth, then pour into a jug ready to use.
Make sure your pan is well oiled with vegetable oil and butter. I always pour some over the pan first then use some kitchen roll to mop up the excess and ensure an even distribution of oil across the pan.
Once your STAUB pancake pan is at a medium to high heat (not too high as you don’t want to burn the pancakes) pour the mixture onto the pan slowly, you can fit around 2-3 pancakes (depending on the size you want) at any one time. Wait for the bubbles to start appearing across the pancake and then flip! The outer pancake should be golden in colour, don’t worry if its a little underdone you can always flip it back in a few minutes once the other side has browned a bit. Cook for around 2-3 mins on each side but make sure you don’t flatten the pancakes with a spatula as you want to keep them as fluffy as possible.
Repeat stages 5 and 6 until there is no mixture left!
Stack your pancakes high and serve with your favourite toppings – enjoy!