Sunday, 27 May 2012

American Style Pancakes

It was blissfully warm this morning when I woke up, perfect weather for a lazy sunday. Unfortunately I have a day full of revision to look forward to so I am stuck inside (if I lie outside, although I start with the best intentions, I just end up napping in the sun). However, I decided that this morning that I would postpone revision and have a late breakfast outside in the sunshine. So I knocked up a stack of pancakes and covered them in strawberries, cream and maple syrup. It was glorious. 

These are seriously easy to make and don't require any complex flipping skills. Which suits me. You can also add whatever fun things you have in the house to the mix, such as chocolate chips, bacon bits, blueberries, etc. For now though, I'll just give you the basic recipe and let you experiment at home. 

What you need for the pancake mix:
  • 130g Plain Flour;
  • 25g Caster Sugar;
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder;
  • 1/2 tsp Salt;
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon;
  • Pinch of Nutmeg;
  • 1 Egg;
  • 130ml Milk;
  • 30g Butter (Melted)

What you need to do:
  1. Whisk all of the ingredients together with a fork until smooth.
  2. Heat a frying pan and grease with a little butter.
  3. Cook your pancakes, one at a time. Flip them when they look golden brown on the underside.
  4. Top with toppings of your choice and enjoy!
I find that one big stack is good to share between two or three depending how hungry you are. I recommend serving in the sun with some sort of frappuccino.