RECIPE BY: Alla Wolf-Tasker, Lake House Daylesford

Makes: 10 – 12


Plain flour – 200g
Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
Bicarbonate of soda – 1 teaspoon
Buttermilk – 450ml
Butter – 1 tablespoon, melted
Eggs, free-range – 2 large
Milk – 100ml
Blueberries – 100g
Vegetable oil – up to 150ml


  • Using a sifter or fine sieve, sift flour with baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • In a small mixing bowl mix together buttermilk, eggs and melted butter.
  • Make a well in the flour mix and slowly add the buttermilk mixture. Using a wooden spoon or a whisk, draw the dry mix into the wet, mixing well, until you have a smooth batter.
  • Stir in milk with 1/2 of the blueberries.
  • Heat a heavy based frying pan over medium heat. Spray with a little of the oil from your spray bottle (p11).
  • If your pan is big enough to fit two small pancakes, add a small ladle (1/2 cup) of batter mix to one side of the pan to make an approximately 8cm pancake.
  • Add another ladle of batter alongside if your pan is big enough, otherwise cook the pancakes one at a time.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the mix begins to set and bubble and is browned underneath.
  • Flip pancake over with an egg slice or palette knife and cook for one more minute.
  • Transfer to a plate and repeat process until all batter is used up.
  • Serve plain, dusted with icing sugar or with cream and more fresh blueberries.

About the author

Alla Wolf Tasker
Alla Wolf-Tasker AM, Lake House
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Alla Wolf-Tasker AM’s story is the stuff of legend. With over 30 years in the region, she has transformed a downtrodden country plot of land into a thriving culinary restaurant, and consequently a food-producing community. Lake House is recognised around the world as one of this country’s great restaurants, and it continues to win numerous accolades within Australia and overseas.