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.
Anna, I also prefer American pancakes! Mariax
These pancakes look delicious! In Greece we have something similar called tiganites. First time at your beautiful blog!
Delicious ! I love Nigella recipes!!
ooooo these look so good that I fancy going to make some right now! Thanks Anna xx
This is my absolute favourite pancake recipe! I love how they are so thick and fluffy. If I could have pancakes for dinner tonight, I would … 🙂 Btw, love the new look of your blog!
I like American style pancakes too… especially with maple syrup and bacon… who could resist? Not moi!
Your pancakes (and Nigella's off course) are delicioussssss!!!!
Love the new word..and how you share Nigella's recipes so beautifully.I am going to try these one day!
I always like Nigella's recipes and love the way you scribble on this recipe. So innocently honest! You would like to make these pancakes too!
Great looking pancakes. I love the combination of bacon and maple syrup. And why shouldn't you write in your books? Just enhances their value, I'd say, especially once you become famous.
Yep, me too, American pancakes win hands down every time! And these look fabulous!
Anna, do you think the full fat makes a difference? I only ever have semi skimmed in the fridge! These look very very yummy..
Karen, I don't think it makes a difference, not a discernible one anyway. I used semi too! Ssssssh :))
Anna American pancakes are my favourite! Love them. I also write in my cookbooks, you should see the state of my copy of "Feast", you can tell it's well loved 🙂