I realise it’s not pancake day yet (it’s on the 28th of February in case you didn’t know) but after having pancakes at the weekend, me and Kieran gathered the simple ingredients and made our own for Valentine’s Day!
It sounds romantic but Kieran and I should never be left in the kitchen together – mayhem ensues! But we worked it out, taking it in turns to flip pancakes and make coffee for brunch.
The recipe makes 12 pancakes in all. To make these fluffy American-style pancakes, you will need:
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- A pinch of salt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp sugar
- 30g butter, melted
- 300ml milk
- 225g plain flour
- A little butter to fry
- Whatever toppings you want
Whisk all of the ingredients together in a mixing bowl and either use a ladle or transfer the mixture to a jug to pour in the frying pan easily.
Heat about half a teaspoon of butter in your frying pan on a medium heat until it’s all melted and sizzling. Then begin making pancakes by using about 1 ladle of mixture per pancake. We had our oven on about 50 degrees too with a plate in so as the pancakes cooked, we could keep them warm until all done.
When your pancake is forming little bubbles in the middle, it’s nearly done on that side, so edge a spatula around the pancake until it slips easily off the pan and flip it.
Make sure you have delicious toppings on hand – we had lemon, sugar and fresh raspberries, washed down with steaming cups of latte’s!
Make sure you save this recipe ready for Shrove Tuesday, and enjoy your pancakes!