American Pancakes

Pancake day is fast approaching!

A date firmly in my diary this year is Pancake day. It’s on the 28th of February.

Starting the celebrations early I thought I’d share the best pancake recipe and my two favourite toppings.

American Pancakes

Start with a simple American Pancakes recipe:


200g self raising flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 egg

300mls milk

knob butter, melted

butter for frying


1. Mix the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Create a well in the middle and tip in the milk and egg. Whisk the ingredients together to form a batter. Whisk in the butter. Leave the batter to rest for 15 minutes.

2. Put a knob of butter in a pan and heat. Plop 3-4 tbsp of the batter into the pan for each pancake. Do 2-3 pancakes at a time. Cook for a few minutes on each side. Keep them warm on a plate resting over a pan of simmering water whilst you do the next batch.

My Two Favourite Toppings:

1. Mixed Berries & Yoghurt 

I defrost a handful of frozen berries. Then dollop a large spoonful of natural yoghurt (I use skyr) on top of a stack of American Pancakes and tip over the berries.

mixed berries and yoghurt
2. Maple Syrup & Bacon with blueberries

Self explanatory! Grill a couple of rashers of bacon then plonk the bacon and blueberries on top of a stack of American Pancakes and drizzle over maple syrup.
maple syrup with bacon


Roll on the 28th February!

What is your favourite topping?



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