So, I thought I would celebrate the start of this new blog with a break from all the cake recipes previously posted on 1234cook! (although 2 birthday cakes are still in the pipeline) and decided to go for the all time breakfast/brunch favourite: Pancakes. What better way to start or end a weekend with fluffy american pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, cinnamon sugar and berries? A simple but extremely satisfying treat. Being me, I thought making pancakes for a group of friends wouldn’t be too much trouble….. however, 50 pancakes later, I decided maybe these fluffy treats should be reserved for smaller gatherings :-P. Nonetheless, the breakfast was a delicious success. Definitely a crowd pleaser!
Makes 7-8 pancakes
135g flour (maybe a bit more, depending on the consistency of your batter)
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
1.5 tsp baking powder
2tbsp melted butter, plus more for cooking
- Mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg into the milk. Stir in the melted butter.
- Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth batter. Let it rest for about 30 minutes before making your pancakes. If you feel it is too runny, add a bit more flour.
- To make your pancakes heat some butter over medium heat. Add a ladle of batter to the pan. Wait until small bubbles appear on the top of the pancake, then flip it over and cook until golden brown (it should have risen about 1cm).
- You can keep your pancakes warm in an oven at about 90 °C, but they are obviously best when fresh.
- Serve with maple syrup, bacon, berries, cinnamon sugar, nutella, the list goes on….. NOM!
All 11 guests seemed to love them, but they aren’t quite as fluffy as at The Breakfast Club…… I’m still working on it 🙂