American Style Pancakes
Easy, American-style fluffy pancakes, perfect for breakfast or brunch.
Yield: [6 pancakes]
Prep time: [10 mins]
Total time: [30 mins]
Plain flour | 135 g
Baking powder | 1 tsp
Salt | ½ tsp
Castor sugar | 2 tbsp.
Milk | 130 ml
Eggs | 1 egg
Oil/butter | 2 tbsp. of oil + extra for cooking or 2 tbsp. of melted butter + extra for cooking
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar. In a separate bowl or jug, whisk together the egg and milk, then whisk in the oil/butter. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and gently beat until you have a smooth batter. The batter will seem very thick but this is how it should be. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing. Let the batter stand for a few minutes.
Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat until hot. Add about a tablespoon of oil/butter into the frying pan, using a brush or paper towel rub the oil/butter around surface of the pan. Add a ladle of batter into pan, wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble before turning the pancake over. Cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about ½ cm thick.
Repeat this process until all the batter is used up. Serve up your warm pancakes with maple syrup topped with your favourite berries and a dusting of icing sugar.