Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Best Fluffy American Style Pancakes
I have been meaning to post about these for ages but have often missed the opportunity to photograph them so today I made the effort to snap a shot before I devoured them. Every weekend I have the boys here I make them either pancakes or crepes for breakfast. These are Harry's current favourite although I do make pretty good crepes too (if I don say so myself). I think Harry likes the story I told him about when I was in the States and how the pancakes you get there are stacked really high and are the size of a dinner plate....I mean who can eat that amount of food! He often asks for a stack of three (and no they are NOT as big as a dinner plate!), but never manages to get through them as they are very filling. This was my breakfast with a two-stack of pancakes topped with some proper maple syrup, some fresh strawberries and some yummy yoghurt. Needless to say I am pretty full! But I really wanted to opportunity to share the pancake love and give you this fantastic recipe because it makes the most delicious, light and fluffy pancakes you will EVER have. No need anymore to go out for breakfast if all you order is pancakes...not now that I have given you this recipe, as all you will be is disappointed knowing you can make these at home yourself for a fraction of the cost!
Fluffy American-Style Pancakes
1 3/4 c flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 c milk
3 Tbsp (about 45g) butter, melted
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl and give it a whisk around (saves you from sifting it). Mix in the eggs and milk, then once that is mixed around add the butter and whisk until you get a nice smooth batter.
Heat a pan over a moderate heat, spray with oil or else put in a little bit of butter and cook the first side until bubbles start to appear. Then flip and finish cooking on the other side.
Stack onto a heated plate. These are also fantastic with Lemon Curd (preferably homemade).