Sunday Brunch American Pancakes
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An easy quick recipe for American style pancakes. Delicious for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
Recipe type: Pancakes
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 large pancakes
  • Smoked streaky bacon, allow 2-3 per person.
  • 125gm self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 125gm milk
  • 1 large egg
  • butter for frying
  • Butter and maple syrup to serve.
  1. Grill the bacon until cooked and crispy. Keep warm if necessary. If grilling while cooking the pancakes don't forget it as it overcooks quite quickly.
  2. Put flour and baking powder in a large bowl and whisk together (I do this to save sifting).
  3. Make a well in the centre of the flour and add the egg.
  4. Using a whisk, begin stirring in the egg starting in the centre so the flour folds in from the edges.
  5. Gradually add the milk, stirring all the time, until the batter is thick and free from lumps.
  6. Add a very small knob of butter to a non-stick frying pan .
  7. Place on a medium high heat. When the butter has melted carefully wipe the excess out with a piece of kitchen towel leaving the pan lightly greased. When the pan is hot add a spoonful of batter to the pan (depending on the size of the pan but I like to cook one at a time).
  8. The batter should hold its shape.
  9. Cook for about 1m 30sec until brown and firm on the bottom then flip or turn over and cook the other side until brown. The pancakes should be firm to the touch with no visible uncooked batter around the edges.
  10. Slide onto a plate, add a knob of butter, maple syrup and bacon rashers to the top.
  11. Eat immediately.
Recipe by The Eating Tree at