Bearing in mind that this blog is first and foremost aimed at collecting my favourite recipes and recording them here for posterity, one will always need a good recipe for pancakes.
Is that not so?
I love American pancakes.
While the elegant and sophisticated, slim French Crepe, will always be there in the wings, the real Star of the show, in my eyes, is the fluffy but substantial cousin.
Nigella’s American Pancakes
Recipe adapted from ‘Nigella Bites’. By Nigella Lawson.
2 tbsp butter
225g plain flour
2 heaped tsp. Baking powder
1 tsp sugar
pinch of salt
300ml full-fat milk
1-2 teaspoons vegetable oil for frying.
1. Melt butter and set aside.
2. Blitz all the ingredients including the butter in either a blender or mixer.
3. Using a quarter cup measure (or just guess!) cook the pancakes in the vegetable oil, turning over when you see bubbles erupting on the surface. cook for another couple of minutes.
4. Serve with maple syrup and, if you so desire, crispy bacon. Mmmmmmmm!
This is what I wrote about them a few years back…..
Yes! Don’t shout……I know………
I write in my books.