American Fluffy Pancakes
This is one of my kids favourite things for breakfast, lunch or tea. It is really quick and easy to prepare. Being a guy, I’ve simplified the making of these as much as possible. You won’t find any sifting flour or beating eggs with a hand whisk. Here we go, pancakes fast and furious.
1) Find a mixing bowl and put all the ingredients listed below into it. This will produce around six small (10cm) pancakes
135g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt (reduce this if you are worried about sodium levels)
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg (not with the shell)
2 tbsp melted butter (melt it in a microwaveable cup in the microwave for speed)
2) Grab a hand blender. I use a Braun Multiquick with the chopper attachment, not the whisk. Whizz up the mixture fully. Use a spoon to stir and make sure none of the ingredients gets stuck to the bowl. The pancake batter should be thick and smooth without any lumps.
3) Heat a frying pan on the hob (around 30% of full heat) with around a teaspoon of butter and add some mixture until you get a pancake that is around 10cm in diameter.
4) when it is cooked on the bottom and the air bubbles are visible on the top flip it over and slightly brown the other side.
5) stack the pancakes on warm plate and leave in a warm oven until you have enough to feed everyone.
If your pan is large enough and with practice it is easy to cook two or three at a time. Our kids eat them as they come. I prefer them with maple syrup.