Don’t let pancake day crepe up on you this year | Flippin’ easy to make American style pancakes
These pancakes are light and fluffy and look great piled up in a stack for the table. We’ve served them with blueberries and honey but they are equally delicious with soft fruits like strawberries or raspberries and served with a dollop of Greek yoghurt. But don’t stop there! Why not try sliced banana, sprinkle with chopped walnuts and finish off with a drizzle of maple syrup? Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday is on Tuesday 13th February this year?
We often use gluten free self raising flour which gives a lighter pancake. You can also use oat milk as a dairy free alternative to milk.
Makes approx 8 pancakes
125g self raising flour
1 tbsp caster sugar
125ml semi-skimmed milk
1. Put the flour in a bowl with the sugar.
2. Add the egg and stir in the milk with a fork until just combined. The mixture should just run off the spoon. Don’t overbeat, it’s ok to have a few small lumps.
3. Heat your frying pan over a medium heat and give it a light brush with oil.
4. Using a tablespoon, drop spoonfuls of the mixture in the pan, allowing room for them to spread.
5. After 10-20 seconds, when the surface of each pancake is still wet but has a few bubbles, use a spatula to turn them over and continue cooking for a further 30 seconds or until they are risen and golden.
6. Pile up the pancakes in a stack and serve straight away.