I am guilty of opening up a batter mix sachet that costs just 30p and making up a batch of pancakes or yorkshire puddings. Pancakes are P1s absolute favourite breakfast and seeing as I am actually really enjoying baking and cooking recently, I decided to give some American pancakes a go today. Here’s the recipe for these yummy star shaped American Pancakes:
- 3 large Eggs
- 115g Plain Flour
- 1 heaped teaspoon Baking Powder
- 140ml Milk
- Separate the egg yolks from the whites into two bowls. Whisk the egg whites until they are a thick stiff texture. If you are doing this by hand it does take a very long time, so I'd advise an electric whisk.
- In a different bowl mix together the egg yolks, flour and baking powder together until smooth and creamy.
- Plop the thick egg whites into the centre of the batter mix and fold the batter over the top until thoroughly mixed together.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan to medium heat. Pour your preferred size of pancake into the centre, I used some special pancake moulds for mine which are silicone.
- Heat one side until there are plenty of bubbles on the top. Then flip and cook for around 2 minutes.
- Serve with fruit, bacon, chocolate spread or my favourite golden syrup!
I found the hardest part of the recipe was whisking up the egg whites as I don’t have an electric whisk, nor the space to store one. However, I really loved creating these pancakes and I actually think they came out much better than the really thin crepe style pancakes that we usually have. I will be making these more often, especially with the super cool silicone pancake moulds P1 got for Christmas.
What do you enjoy as a topping on your pancakes? Do you prefer a thin crepe or a thick pancake?