Saturday, 13 August 2011

American Style Pancakes

I made these on a whim recently.  I've been super busy and then horribly ill. I decided I needed something to make me feel better. I saw my bottle of maple syrup in the fridge and thought I would like some pancakes to go with them. I've never made my own pancakes so I looked up a recipe on the internet and voila! Luckily I had some berries to hand (almost always in my fridge currently) and had a very delicious brunch which made me feel miles better.  They are really quick and easy to whip up and does not require specialist ingredients or equipment. 

 stack of pancakes with butter and maple syrup

 added some berries as I thought it looked a little plain plus I could get my 5 a day in! 

Recipe from bbc good food online
135g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons caster sugar
130mls milk
1 large egg, beaten
2 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil (I used butter) 

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl. 
  • In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the milk and egg and then whisk in the melted butter. 
  • Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. 
  • Let the batter stand for a few minutes. 
  • Heat a non stick frying pan over medium heat and add a knob of butter. 
  • When the butter is melted, add a ladle of batter.
  • Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown. 
  • Best served warm. 
  • Add a knob of butter and drizzle with maple syrup.
  • Garnish with berries if desired. 


  1. These would be sure to brighten anyone's day! Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Homemade pancakes are the perfect pick me up. yours look delicious! I love the fresh berries they're both pretty and healthy - WIN!

  3. That is so lovely, perfect rich breakfast.

  4. What beautiful pancakes, look amazing! gloria

  5. I hope you are feeling better! These would certainly help me!

  6. Maple syrup practically is medicine, so I hope these lovely pancakes worked their magic and you're feeling better!

  7. pancakes! Try it with agave syrup. It's goooood!


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