Recipe – American Style Pancakes

Jack had a new book called ‘Rhinos Don’t Eat Pancakes’ where a rhino, who escapes from the zoo, ends up chilling out with a little girl who feeds him pancakes. It’s great fun, but Jack then decided he’d like pancakes for his birthday breakfast. Looking at the book, they were the American-style fluffy pancakes, similar to traditional British drop scones. So here’s a recipe which makes a good 12-14 (they’re popular in our house!)

You will need:

  • 270g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 270ml milk
  • 50g butter, melted and cooled
  • Butter for cooking

Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a bowl, one with a pouring spout is ideal.

In another bowl, add the milk and egg together and mix well with an electric whisk, building up lots of bubbles. Add the melted butter and whisk again.

Pour this mixture into the large bowl with the dry ingredients and vigorously mix with a fork until all the lumps go. It will be quite thick but still mixable.

Take a large, flat frying pan (or flat griddle) and melt a spoon of butter over a medium heat. Pour in enough batter so it spreads to be a bit wider than a mug. If your pan is big enough, do as many at the same time that will fit without touching.

Wait for bubbles to appear on the top of the pancake and then flip them. They only take a minute or two to cook.

Serve with anything: maple syrup, chocolate sauce, honey, jam… serve as a dessert and use ice cream! You can mix blueberries or even diced strawberries to the mixture before cooking for a little goodness in amongst the indulgence!

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