Recipe American Buttermilk Pancakes

This Sunday I will host the third Afternoon Pancake event, and the theme is American Pancakes. Please join me, and try this traditional recipe (Danish version below):

American Buttermilk Pancakes


·         375g wheat flour

·         3 tbsp sugar

·         1 tbsp baking powder

·         1 1/2 tsp baking soda

·         3/4 tsp salt

·         700ml buttermilk

·         125ml milk

·         3 eggs, separated

·         75g butter, melted



1. In a large pitcher, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another container, whisk together buttermilk, milk, and the egg yolks. With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites in a bowl until stiff peaks form.

2. Whisking constantly, add melted butter to the milk mixture. Pour this mixture into the pitcher and stir until just combined. Do not over mix.

3. Heat a non-stick pan or griddle to medium-low heat.

4. Gently fold beaten egg whites into the batter. 

5. When the pan or griddle is hot, add a little butter and pour the batter from the pitcher straight onto the hot pan.

6. Flip the pancake once bubbles form on the surface and pop. 

7. Cook the pancake until golden brown on the second side. 


Recipe in Danish further down.

American Pancakes

Amerikanske kærnemælkspandekager


·         375g hvedemel

·         3 spsk sukker

·         1 spsk bagepulver

·         1 1/2 tsk natron

·         3/4 tsk salt

·         700ml kærnemælk

·         125ml mælk

·         3 skilte æg

·         75g smeltet smør


1.     Bland mel, sukker, bagepulver, natron og salt sammen i en stor kande. Rør kærnemælk, mælk og æggeblommerne sammen i en anden beholder. Pisk æggehviderne stive med en håndmixer.

2.     Tilsæt smørret til mælkeblandingen ved konstant omrøring. Hæld denne blanding i kanden og rør, dog kun lige indtil de er blandet sammen. Det er vigtigt, at der ikke piskes for meget.

3.     Opvarm en pande eller “griddle” ved lav- til middelvarme.

4.     Fold forsigtigt aeggehviderne i dejen.

5.     Steg lidt smør på panden, når panden er varm, og hæld lidt dej fra kanden direkte ned på panden,

6.     Vend pandekagen, når bobler dannes på overfladen og springer.

7.     Bag pandekagen indtil den er gylden på den anden side.


Author: Camilla Hilbrands

Camilla formed the company At Work A/S in 1992 at the age of 20 and has been active as a wellbeing expert ever since. She has followed and been involved in creating the development within health and wellbeing in the workplace from its modest beginnings at the start of the 1990s, and she has, among other things, been an expert at National Centre for Workplace Health Promotion (Nationalt Center for Sundhedsfremme på Arbejdspladsen). Camilla is an experienced leader, teacher and speaker and spends most of her time developing and arranging courses and concepts that aim at increased wellbeing for individuals and groups. Creativity, honesty and social intelligence are Camilla’s strong points, and in addition to this she is known for her passion for and book about pancakes. Her focus is basically resource-oriented and innovative and her tal and workshops are based on the most recent research in the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience and behavioural science. Camilla is an informal and humorous speaker, and with her solid professional background she always leaves her audience with aha moments and specific tools they can use straight away. Camilla is an active participant and networker at various conferences, including TED conferences, and in addition to this she has been enrolled as a member of Richard Branson’s “Change Makers and Rule Breakers”, and she is a strong supporter of the motto: Be the change you wish to see in the world.

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