I think breakfast is probably one of my favourite meals of the day, because it’s so versatile. While I love eggs benedict, a bacon butty or a full english as a treat, I have a sweet tooth and will usually opt for a pastry, french toast, or more often than not, pancakes.
I love pancakes. A lot. I’m salivating just thinking about them. And I just ate some. Look at them. So fluffy and warm and GREAT.
Let’s all just take a minute to think about the deliciousness that is American-style pancakes…
I’m usually a cereal, oats or toast kind of girl and will save pancakes for when we go out to a restaurant for breakfast, but now I’ve perfected an American pancake recipe and I’ve realised I can whip up a batch super quickly, I fear they are going to be the death of me. I will forever be known as the girl who overdosed on pancakes.
Fluffy American Pancakes
Makes approx 10 pancakes
- 130g plain flour
- 150ml milk
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp baking powder
- chocolate chips
001 | Melt the butter on a low heat, in the frying pan that you’re going to use for the pancakes
002 | While it’s melting, whisk together all the other ingredients. I like to use a jug, as pouring it out is easier than using a ladle!
003 | Once your butter has completely melted, whisk it into the mix, making sure everything is well incorporated. If you want to add any fruit or other bits, you can either add them to the batter now, or sprinkle them on between step 5 & 6.
004 | Turn your heat up to medium and give the pan a quick (and careful!) wipe with some kitchen roll, to remove excess grease. Your pan shouldn’t need greasing between each pancake!
005 | Pour out some of the mixture to your desired size, into the frying pan
006 | As soon as your see some bubbles appear around the edges, flip that bad boy over!
007 | It should be nice and golden brown. You should see the pancake rising slightly and this second side takes less than 30 seconds to brown, so keep a watchful eye!
008 | When they’re done, flip them out onto a plate. They keep their heat really well, so they shouldn’t need to be kept in the oven or microwave. Serve them fresh, warm and ASAP!
I think they’re so delicious that they don’t need to be served with anything, but there are a whole heap of toppings you could opt for: bacon & maple syrup; golden syrup; lemon; fruit compote & cinnamon; rhubarb & creme fraiche; banana… the list is endless!
Just like his mum, Byron is a big fan too!