Tuesday 13 February 2018

The BEST American Pancakes

Pancake day, an excuse to break all healthy eating rules and have pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, right?
I thought I'd share my favourite recipe for thick and fluffy American pancakes!

It's a Jamie Oliver recipe and it's absolutely fail safe.

I'm strictly a lemon and sugar gal when it comes to crêpes, but with thick pancakes I like to change up my toppings - my favourites are Nutella and fresh fruit or Maple Syrup and Bacon.


Serves 3-4 people

3 large free range eggs
115g plain flour
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
140ml milk 
pinch of salt
lemon/sugar/nutella/fruit/syrup/yoghurt - whatever your desired toppings are!

1. Separate your egg whites and yolks into two separate bowls.
2. Add the flour, baking powder and milk to the yolks and mix to make a smooth, thick batter. 
3. Whisk the whites (much quicker to use an electric whisk) with a pinch of salt until they form stiff peaks. 
4. Fold the egg whites into your batter - the mixture should almost double in size and look light and airy with lots of air bubbles.
5. Pop a non-stick frying pan with a dash of oil onto a medium heat. Use a ladle to pour a small test piece of batter into your pan. 
6. Cook your pancakes for a few minutes on each side, once they start to firm up around the edges, they're ready to flip! 
7. Once you've used up all the batter, go crazy with your toppings and devour the most delicious American pancakes you've ever had! 

I've made this recipe so many times and it's never failed me. I'm hoping to master crêpes one day - much trickier in my opinion! 

What's your favourite topping for Pancakes?


1 comment

  1. Mmmmm seems really yummy. Missed on the pancake bandwagon today, but will definitelly be trying this recipe out over the weekend :)


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