Happy Pancake Day!
If you’re like me and are always on the hunt for the perfect, slightly thick and fluffy pancake recipe, today’s your lucky day. I found this easy, adaptable recipe online from BBC Food. I enjoyed mine today with leftover blueberries in the batter, drizzled with honey and sliced banana on top. You can thank me later 🙂
What you’ll need:
- 135 g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- half a tsp of salt
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 130ml milk
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp of slightly cooled down melted butter or olive oil, plus extra for cooking
- Sift the flour, caster sugar, salt and baking powder into a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and the milk together, then the olive oil (or butter).
- Pour the milk, egg and oil mix into the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth batter. Let this stand for a few minutes.
- Over a medium heat, start heating oil or butter in a non-stick frying pan. When hot/melted, add 2 spoons (or 1 ladle) of the batter. This makes small-medium thick pancakes – adjust as you like. When the top of the pancake starts forming bubbles, flip it over and cook until both sides are a beautiful golden brown colour.
- Repeat step 3 until your batter is finished. Add toppings of your choice and serve.
It’s really that simple! Check out the full recipe below for a more detailed method:
Fluffy American pancakes recipe by Louisa Carter (BBC Food) – Full recipe (all recipe credit goes to BBC Food)
- I use olive oil instead of butter in step 1 and 3 for a (slightly) healthier alternative!
- In step 3, the butter/oil can get slightly burnt and cause the pancakes to turn a darker colour. Clean the pan slightly of the burnt butter/oil off the heat to avoid this.
- The recipe tastes nice enough in a plain batter, so extra ingredients aren’t really needed, but adding blueberries as the original recipe suggests adds a great pop of flavour.
- Toppings! Adding strawberries and banana slices (sometimes blueberries too) is always my go to. I sometimes place them in a separate bowl beforehand, coat them in honey then spoon that all on top. The coating of honey specifically on the fruit adds a sweeter taste!
- I’ve noticed there’s a little ‘Recipe Tips’ section below the original recipe which I hadn’t seen before. Be sure to check this out too! Next time, I might try the buckwheat pancakes with the cinnamon and the caramelised apples if I have more time.
All pictures are my own unless stated otherwise.