When you have time one weekend or on your day off, you might feel like treating yourself to a slightly more decadent brunch which can be enjoyed at leisure. This American pancake recipe is very simple and easy to make and it goes well with a wide variety of toppings. This is the perfect brunch to enjoy in bed, with a pile of newspapers and a pot of fresh coffee to hand. Bliss.
I made these a few weeks ago and I have been meaning to get around to posting the recipe, but I have had so much content to get up to date with lately. Now it is finally time to share this and I have to say that these make a picture perfect breakfast or brunch which is definitely Instagram worthy! I had so much fun making and styling these and they are great to make if you feel like spoiling your other half (and looking as though you have made a huge effort when in fact it takes anything but!)
They are pretty as a picture and they taste just as good as they look, so what are you waiting for, whip up a batch and spoil yourself (or someone else) you won’t be sorry. After just a minimal amount of effort you can enjoy a restaurant style brunch without having to leave the house.
These taste amazing topped with maple syrup, fresh berries and a little icing sugar but you could also serve them the American way with fried eggs and crispy bacon or even as a dessert with Nutella and ice cream. The best thing about these is how easy they are to make; I really like having pancakes as a treat for brunch because I only have them once in a while. Usually, I order these when I go out for brunch but now I like making them at home too.
135g/4¾oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
130ml/4½fl oz milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp melted butter
Oil for cooking
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. In another bowl, whisk the milk, egg and (cooled) melted butter together. Combine the milk mixture and flour mixture, beating well in to a smooth batter.
Heat oil or butter in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, then add a enough batter for a pancake to the pan (cook more than one at the same time in a larger pan). When the top of the pancake begins to bubble, turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake is fluffy. Serve hot in a stack, and top with whatever you prefer. Simple.
This would make a lovely brunch for a celebration too, I can imagine serving these with Mimosa cocktails and bowls of different toppings for your guests to add to their pancakes.
What do you all think, do you like pancakes and will you be trying this recipe? As always I cannot wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post.
Until next time,