Pancakes make the perfect quick weekend treat – for breakfast, brunch or even tea time – using basic ingredients you’ll already have in the cupboards at home. Here is the Scarlet recipe for pancakes that are thick like American pancakes, but very light and delicious.
- Sieve the flour and baking powder together into a bowl, add the salt and then mix in the sugar.
- Whisk the milk and eggs together in a jug and then add this to the dry ingredients, whisking to a smooth, thick batter.
- Allow this to rest for 10 minutes – whilst you find your favourite ingredients to top the pancakes with.
- When you’re ready to cook, get a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat and melt a small knob of butter.
- Add 3 seperate tablespoons of batter to the pan at a time, turning the pancakes once small bubbles appear so that they are golden each side (about 3 minutes on each side).
- Keep the pancakes warm under some kitchen towel whilst you use up the rest of the batter.
- The serve with your choice of toppings.
You will need:
- 150g plain flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2tbsp sugar
- 150ml milk
- 1 large egg, beaten
- Butter or oil for frying
- Your favourite berries and maple syrup.
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- Dark chocolate sauce – make your own just with melted chocolate and double cream – and a scattering or raspberries.