The Perfect Pancake

These are the most perfect pancakes I have ever eaten!  With huge amounts of help from my home way from home in NYC – Bubbys – you can also make them at home.  The Bubby’s Cookbook is well worth a look, all their most famous dishes and easy how to guides.  This is a book for people who love food but it is not horribly technical or silly easy either.  The perfect family cooking book.
What you'll need

2tbsp Sugar
4 cups Plain Flour
2 ½ tsp Baking Soda
2 ½ Salt
4 Eggs
1 ½ cups Sour Cream
⅓ cup Melted Butter
2 ¾ cup Milk

  1. Sift Sugar, Flour, Baking Soda and Salt.
  2. Beat Eggs till foamy, add Sour Cream, Melted Butter and Milk – beat to combine.
  3. Fold the flower into the egg mix – DO NOT OVER MIX! A few lumps are good, it makes the pancakes light when they cook.
  4. Rest batter in the fridge for minimum 30mins.
  5. Heat a griddle, brush with melted butter and cook the pancakes until bubbles appear then flip and cook other-side.
Serve with

I like them with bacon and maple syrup, but they are also wonderful stuffed with bananas or blueberries.
However you like your pancakes… try these, they are failsafe and yummy!


  1. ftashion says:

    Wow! Looks super delicious! I only know how to make those ready pancakes from the box 😛

    Ash :o)

  2. Giovanna says:

    Yummm!! Those look delicious!!


  3. looks absolutely delicioussss!

  4. Gosh those pancakes look delicious!!

  5. Amber says:

    Best looking pancakes I’ve seen for while. Hope they tasted as good as they look! Love big, fat, fluffy pancakes =)

  6. Kira says:

    is it regular sugar or powdered sugar?

  7. Anonymous says:

    You are so beautiful and you can cook! And you eat but are still so slim. *envious*

  8. C says:

    Hey Peony,

    These look so delicious I’ve got to make them tomorrow! How many does this recipe make?

    Really enjoy your blog- you have incredible style but you also seem down to earth and genuinely friendly.

    Happy Monday!

  9. Peony says:

    They were totally yummy, and I cant stress who impressed with the recipe I was. Seriously give them a go.

  10. Sarah says:

    Hi Peony, I know this is an old post, but just wanted to say how much I truly LOVE this pancake recipe! I come back to it all the time. They really are perfect pancakes. Thank you for sharing and for your gorgeous blog. xx