Fluffy American Style Pancakes


Hooray its pancake day. The first of the two sugar-filled, coma-inducing feast days, allowing children everywhere their first glimpse into adult life as they wake covered in vomit and shame following the previous day’s over indulgence. I, like many, will most certainly be found passed out with chocolate smeared all over my face in 6 weeks time. However, full disclosure, I probably won’t be eating pancakes today. I’ve got work and a hangover and this weird thing is going on with my eye. It’s all too much. In the words of the immortal Karl Pilkington “why am I being told when I can have a pancake? Have em when you want… Pancake Tuesday? Nah I won’t bother I’ll have a trifle.” 


I thought I would embrace the spirit of the thing though and share this recipe because pancakes are very yummy, particularly these ones. You can have make them savoury, like the smoked salmon cream cheese and spring onion ones above, sweet, mixing blueberries or banana in with the batter, or my personal favourite sweet and savoury, with crispy bacon and maple syrup. Get creative and even slightly gross with your flavour combinations. Why not? You should only really eat pancakes once a year after all.

Fluffy American Pancakes (serves 2)

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 a cup of flour
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder
  • 90 ml of milk

How to Make it…

  • Separate the eggs. In one bowl, mix together the flour, egg yolk, milk and baking powder into a smooth batter. In another, whisk the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Fold the egg whites into the batter, being careful not to knock out all the air. The batter is now ready.
  • Set your oven to a low temperature and leave a plate in it. For each pancake, melt a knob of butter in a frying pan. Pour some of the batter in and then, if adding anything to the pancakes, such as spring onion or blueberries, press them into the batter. Once golden brown (it won’t take long) flip the pancakes. When cooked all over, transfer each pancake to the plate in the oven to keep warm. Then wipe down the pan with some kitchen roll to get rid of any burnt butter.
  • Once all the pancakes are cooked serve them with your choice of topping.

Washing up Rating **

I used… 2 bowls, a wooden spoon , an electric whisk, a spatula, a frying pan and a plate.

Cost Rating***

This totally depends on which topping you use but the total cost for the pancakes is 45p.

(The total cost is based on the amount of each product used, buying all the ingredients new will cost £5.30)