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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 8-10 minutes
Serves: 4


  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 284ml tub buttermilk
  • 100g California Raisins
  • 300g plain flour
  • 50g butter, melted plus extra for frying

To serve: vanilla ice cream and strawberry jam


Place eggs and sugar in a large bowl and whisk until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla and baking powder and whisk them in.

Stir in the buttermilk, raisins and then the flour, a bit at a time. Add melted butter as the last ingredient.

Lightly butter a non-stick frying pan, and fry 4 thick pancakes on a medium to low heat for 1-2 minutes each side, until golden. Repeat with the rest of the batter to make 8 pancakes.

Serve with ice cream and strawberry jam.

Cooks tip
These make a great dessert with cream or as a simple snack for eating on the go.