Whisk together the flour, sugar, and baking soda.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and oil or melted butter until foamy. Add to the flour mixture and mix until blended; leaving a few small lumps is OK.
Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes, while your griddle or frying pan heats up. Heat to medium high (375°F to 400°F), until a drop of water dribbled onto the surface bounces across it. Brush lightly with vegetable oil, or spray with non-stick baking spray.
For each pancake, drop 1/4 cup of batter onto the hot surface. Flip the pancakes over once bubbles have risen to the surface, and cook the second side until golden brown. Serve hot.
Tips from our Bakers
- Don't have self-rising flour? Try our recipe for Simply Perfect Pancakes using all-purpose flour.
- For thinner pancakes, whisk in additional milk or water.