15th February 2021

The best pancake recipe – true American style!

Pancake Day is just around the corner and it’s not just the kids who need a tasty pick-me-up during this lockdown February half term!

This is a great American-style pancake recipe that makes a thicker batter. You can make these with your children to keep them entertained (and full!) during February half term.

You don’t even need weighing scales, just a cup and a spoon!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of self-raising flour
  • 3 teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Vanilla Extract
  • A little vegetable oil or butter for frying

 

Optional (toppings)

  • Blueberries
  • Lemon
  • Natural yogurt
  • Maple syrup
  • Or another topping of your choice

 

Method:

To make the batter, crack open the eggs and whisk in a large mixing bowl.

Sift in the flour, baking powder and add the milk and salt. Add a few drops of vanilla extract.

Whisk all the ingredients together until you have a lovely smooth batter.

Set the mixture aside for 30 minutes if you have time to allow the batter to set.

Preheat a pan with a little vegetable oil or butter. Allow the oil or butter to heat for about a minute. It’s important the pan is hot when you add the batter.

Use ¼ cup of the batter per pancake so you get perfect, evenly sized pancakes. Pour in the mixture right in the centre of the pan and let it work its way to the edge.

Let the under-side cook to a golden brown colour before tossing to the other side. When you see bubbles starting to form on the top, you are ready to flip!

The secret to making good pancakes

The secret to making good pancakes is to make sure that your pan is really hot before adding the mixture. Also don’t rush flipping them.. Make sure that one side is golden brown before tossing them, otherwise they will break!

You can serve with a topping of your choice.

We love a squeeze of a lemon or blueberries on our pancakes. If you want a savoury pancake, you can fry some crispy bacon with them.

Enjoy your pancakes!

 


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