American pancakes are something quite recent in out family life.
Last year, while waiting to board the EuroStar train from London to Brussels we have bought some from M&S, and since then they have started to join frequently our weekend breakfast menu.
I have found so many recipes on the Internet, but I must admit, the flavour was always not quite right.
We love Vanilla, and it became only natural that it should be added in the recipe. We love a delicate balance between sweet and salty flavour, so a pinch of salt and a little bit of sugar seemed only fair to be added to our home adjusted recipe.
Serves well with: blueberry jam, maple syrup, golden syrup.
- 200g self-raising flour
- 300ml milk
- 1 egg
- 150g suger
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 Vanilla
- Pinch of salt
- Knob of butter
- Sunflower oil or a little butter for cooking
1. Mix the sugar, the vanilla and the egg together. Gradually add the milk to the mixture.
2. Mix together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and whisk in the milk and egg mixture to make a thick smooth batter. Beat in the melted butter.
3. Heat a teaspoon of oil or small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Drop a large tablespoonful of the batter per pancake into the pan to make pancakes about 7.5cm across. Make three or four pancakes at a time. Cook for about 3 minutes over a medium heat until small bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake, then turn and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden.