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Best pancake recipe to kick-start your day 

It's corny but: this takes the cake.

Best pancake recipe to kick-start your day 

Blueberry garnish is the icing on these pancakes

Wake up and smell the bacon (or facon for our vegan friends). The ole pancake has been a breakfast staple since the dark ages of brekkie. But, our TAFE NSW chefs have mixed up your childhood favourite with a delicious, salty twist. This one's prepared by Peter Casey. 


Sweet corn pancakes with bacon and maple syrup


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/3 cup wholemeal flour, or cornmeal
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A little salt
  • 1 egg
  • 200g sweet corn kernels
  • ¾ cup or so of milk
  • Bacon/facon – the more, the better
  • Maple syrup - the real stuff
  • Butter for the fry-pan



Mix the dry ingredients first, making sure the brown sugar isn't clumpy.

Add the egg, corn kernels and milk.

Whisk until combined, and adjust with more milk or flour for the consistency you prefer.

Put the batter aside for at least half an hour, until it bubbles a little.

Meanwhile, fry the bacon until it's good and crispy. Let rest on paper towel.

Heat the butter until it's foamy, add ½ cup of batter at a time, and – as always – wait until the bubbles on top have popped before flipping. Be vigilant and fussy about temperature, and take your time.

Serve corn pancakes with crispy bacon on the side (reheat if needed), and drizzle a civilised amount of maple syrup across the lot.