Do you love pancakes? If so which do you like, flat English or fluffy American?
I’ve always been a fan of American pancakes and I have tried a lot of different recipes and never really found the right mixture, all the ones I’ve made have been nice but never raised enough to the way I really like them.
When I was in America the pancakes from IHOP were just out of this world, nothing beats a pancake from a true American pancake restaurant.
I think I’ve created the best recipe for American pancakes and I don’t know why I’ve never tried it before, I took a recipe and made it my own by adding extra ingredients and playing with different measurements.
200g self raising
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
190ml of full fat milk
Pinch of salt (optional)
Place all dry ingredients into a bowl and give it a mix around
Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour milk in, give it a good mix then add the eggs, just put all 3 in at once.
The way to mix this is to use an electric mixer, it helps to make the batter nice and smooth, you could mix by hand if you wish just make sure you mix it well enough to get rid of the lumps.
Get yourself a good sized flat pan and put it onto a medium heat with a little oil and a small amount of butter, make sure it has melted and start adding your batter, just add a small amount about 3 inches or so. then if your wanting chocolate filled ones just put a teaspoon dollop in the middle ten top with more batter just to hide the chocolate
When it starts to bubble on the top flip it and cook on the other side for about a minute.
Top with your favourite toppings and enjoy.
I like to put a little but of Nutella and peanut butter in-between each pancake, and pour over maple syrup.