My Top Toppings and Twists for Pancakes

We made fluffy american pancakes a few weeks ago for Valentine’s day breakfast… and they were amazing! But now that it’s actually pancake day, I thought I’d repost my recipe and share with you some other ideas for pancakes.

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.

Of course it’s the toppings that make a pancake pop, here’s a few of my favourite:

1. The Fruity Stack

Whip up some cream and layer in between American style pancakes with blueberries and raspberries for a naughty but nice treat!

2. Go British

Traditional British pancakes are much thinner than fluffy American ones, and are delicious served with the twist of a fresh lemon and sprinkling of sugar. The ingredients are slightly different to American pancakes

  • 100g plain flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 200ml milk
  • 100ml water
  • 50g butter
  • A pinch of salt.

Whisk it all up and cook in a frying pan. These ingredients make about 6 large pancakes.

3. Chocolate Indulgence

Using the Go British recipe above, add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Serve with diced hazelnuts, mixed berries and nutella.

4. Pancakes for Breakfast

What better way to enjoy breakfast than bacon and pancakes at the same time? Drizzle with maple syrup fora surprisingly tasty combination.

5. Stuffed Pancakes

Pour some fluffy American pancake mix into your hot frying pan and, as it starts to bubble, add a few helpings of nutella. Pop some more pancake mix on top and then flip until cooked. When you cut it open it’ll be like a chocolate pancake sandwich.

6. Jubilee Pancakes

I’m not sure why it’s called this but I had them as a kid and they’re yummy! It would go with either style pancake, just top with vanilla icecream and some black forest fruits!

I hope you enjoyed your pancakes! What’s your favourite toppings?

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