It has, without doubt, been way too long since I posted something! I promised myself twice a week – no go already!
I wanted to dedicate this to a few people: (1) my friends who have endured my horrific pancakes trails, (2) all my british followers who rarey get to experience american style pancakes, (3) myself – because sometimes you just need some real comfort food!
I was shocked when I moved to the UK that pancakes were like crepes and came with lemon and sugar – not MAPLE SYRUP! While I do enjoy a good british pancake…. these fluffy american pancakes hit the spot when you’re having a rough time.
It’s a simple recipe – definitely the best one yet – even the flat mates approved!
30 minutes – serves about 3 people! I would recommend serving with some scrambled eggs and bacon 😀
- 135 g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder (this ingredient is key!)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbs caster sugar
- 130 ml milk
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 tsp melted butter
- Serving ingredients: nutella, syrup, lemon + sugar, etc!
- Feel free to add some vanilla extract to the mix to make them a little sweeter!
1) Pour sifted flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
2) In separate bowl whisk milk, egg, and melted butter.
3) Pour the milk-y mixture into the flour bowl and whisk until lump free. Let set for a few minutes.
4) Heat a non stick pan on medium-low heat (depends on stove…. sometimes medium is good! Just be careful its not too hot or it cooks the outside and not the inside before burning!)
5) In non stick pan melt a slice of butter or use cooking spray.
6) Add batter, usually abut two spoonfuls or one big scoop. The batter should seem thick. Wait until bottom cooks, then flip over. Bottom will be cooked when the batter starts to bubble on top.
7) Make sure both sides are golden brown – or in my case, slightly dark brown due to my terrible student pan! You ideally want the pancake to be about a cm thick!
8) Serve with syrup for a classic pancake – but nutella, lemon and sugar, and other ingredients will do as well!