Recently a few of you lovely readers have been asking for my pancake recipe. This is the recipe I make almost every weekend with my boys. They are like the kind of pancakes I imagine are served in American diners – really thick, fluffy and they smell amazing. I can eat far too many of them than I care to admit! I love these pancakes with blueberries and maple or golden syrup. My boys love Nutella or strawberry jam.
Just a quick note…if you have taken complete leave of your senses and find yourself hosting a sleepover for 6+ children you may want to double the recipe. I am speaking from experience!
My best pancake recipe
250g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 large eggs
50g caster sugar
50g melted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional but good)
Enough milk to make a thick batter (obviously you can add more milk if you prefer a slightly thinner batter)
Heat a girdle (griddle in America) or frying pan.
Sift the flour and baking powder in a large bowl. Crack the eggs into a separate bowl and pour in the sugar, oil and vanilla. Beat well until the sugar has dissolved. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and stir. Add enough milk to make a thick batter.
Your griddle or frying pan should now be nice and hot. Smear it with a little butter and drop in spoonfuls of the mixture (I use an American 1/4 cup.) When bubbles appear on the surface, flip over and cook for another minute or two.