Added by Despina33 | Thu 11 Jun 2009 @ 14:55
Really fluffy pancakes. The Maple syrup already gives them a sweetness of their own.
1 cup all purpose flour (250 ml)
1 tsp baking powder (5 ml)
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup buttermilk (125 ml)
1/4 cup maple syrup (60 ml)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (2.5 ml)
3 tbsp unsalted butter (45 ml)
In a bowl, mix the flour and baking powder.
In another bowl, mix the egg yolks, buttermilk, maple syrup and vanilla for one minute with a beater. Add the dry ingredients and beat until the mixture is smooth.
In another bowl, beat the egg whites until the formation of soft peaks. Use a spatula to fold the egg whites into the batter.
Heat a non-adhesive skillet on medium heat. Brush with butter. Pour 1/3 cup (75 ml) of batter for each pancake. Spread the batter in the shape of a disk of about 6 inches (15 cm). Cook each side for 1 to 2 minutes or until they are nicely browned. Set aside in a warm oven. Serve two pancakes per person and accompany with sauce.
Note: You can mix all the ingredients without having the egg whites separately beaten. However, the pancakes will not be as light and you will yield 6 instead of 8 pancakes.