American Pancakes!

American PancakesIt’s pancake day on Tuesday!! Last year I shared a traditional English Pancake Recipe with you all. This year, I thought I would change it up and go for American pancakes.

They’re easy to make and you can literally top them with anything that takes your fancy. Bananas and maple syrup, raspberries, blueberries & yoghurt, golden syrup and icing sugar, peanut butter syrup… the list goes on. I myself, for some reason, always seem to prefer the savoury option. (Smothered in bacon and eggs- a stupendously indulgent breakfast!)

So today I’m going to share a simple recipe for plain American Pancakes that allows you to make them both sweet or savoury.

Here is what you will need to make about 6-8 10cm pancakes (enough to serve two with toppings):

  • 1 Egg
  • 75ml Milk
  • (15g) 1 knob of Butter, Melted
  • 75g Plain Flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Caster Sugar (I prefer golden caster)
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Toppings of your choice!

Firstly, pop the milk and the egg in a bowl and whisk until it is really foamy – then add in the melted butter. (This will stop you from having to grease your frying pan later – less messy, less greasy, more healthy!)

American PancakesIn a separate bowl, sift in the flour and baking powder then add in the caster sugar & the salt.

Pour over the milk mixture and whisk furiously until it’s smooth and lump free. Transfer the batter to a jug to make it easier to pour into the pan.

American PancakesHeat a good quality non stick frying pan over a medium-high heat. Don’t be impatient here – the pan needs to be hot before you add the batter or it won’t work properly.

Carefully pour circles of the batter into the hot pan so they spread to about 10cm in diameter. (Don’t overcrowd the pan but you can cook 2-3 at once depending on the size.)

American PancakesAs soon as the batter starts to bubble on the top – flip them over. Don’t try and do it before this happens or you will land yourself in a bit of a kerfuffle. (Speaking from experience!)

American PancakesThey will only need about another minute until they’re cooked – keep an eye on them. They should end up a deeply delicious golden colour.

American PancakesWhen they are cooked – you can wrap them in foil and pop into the oven to keep warm whilst you cook the rest of the batter and sort your toppings.

Stack the pancakes on a plate with your favourite toppings and devour immediately!!

American PancakesI absolutely love treating myself and the Mr to this for breakfast – it’s one of my favourites. But then again, weekend breakfasts are my favourite meal EVER! If I could get away with eating breakfast for my 3 meals a day I’m sure I probably would.

Hope you all have fun tossing your pancakes on Tuesday!

Until next time.

Miss KitchenMason

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