Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl
Combine the milk, oil and vanilla in a jug and stir together
Add the milk mixture to the dry mix. Don't over stir it
Heat a frying pan on medium low and preheat the oven to its lowest setting making sure you have a baking tray handy
Add the sparkling water to the batter and mix through. A few lumps are fine, if you overmix your pancakes will be rubbery
Measure half a ladle of batter into the frying pan. When the bubbles start forming and bursting on top of the batter take a peek underneath to check the colour is a nice golden, even brown. Your first pancake is for testing the time and temperature of your stove. When the colour is good turn the pancake over and brown the other side
Repeat until the batter is all used up. Everytime you make a pancake transfer it to a baking tray in the oven to keep warm until all your pancakes are done
You should get 8 gorgeous fluffy pancakes to cover in syrup. Enjoy warm!