Mix together all the dry ingredients. Add the egg, milk and oil, and blend or beat to form a smooth batter. Set aside for at least 30 minutes. Grease a nonstick shallow pancake pan then heat to smoking point. Pour in about 1T (15ml) batter, tilting the pan quickly to cover and spread evenly. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until small bubbles start to appear and the edges start to curl. Flip to brown.
Top tips: Keep your pancakes warm wrapped in a tea towel on a plate over simmering water. To store for serving later, place them between sheets of wax paper. To freeze, place the whole stack in a plastic or Ziploc bag, squeeze out the air, seal and freeze. Thaw at room temperature and heat over simmering water.
Photograph: Geoff Peters