It’s Shrove Tuesday, so why not try this delicious recipe for an American-style breakfast and get the perfect fluffy pancakes? They might even be better than crepes
It’s time to elevate your pancake game this Shrove Tuesday with an American-style stack that the whole family will devour.
There’s no better feeling than waking up to fresh pancakes drizzled in lemon and sugar on Pancake Day. You can’t go wrong with th deliciously sweet breakfast staple, which takes only a few minutes to prepare in the kitchen, depending on the amount you wish to make.
A British pancake is often compared to French crepes due to its texture. But the US version is far plumper than its more thinly spread cousin over here. It is thicker, yet lighter and fluffier than the blighty variety.
A popular favourite on the American diner menu, the pancakes are often smothered in syrup and pilled with bacon and sausages, but you can opt to have them topped with blueberries, maple syrup, or chocolate instead.
Here’s how to make the best American-style pancakes this Shrove Tuesday.
- Plain flour (130 grams)
- Baking powder (a pinch)
- Salt (a pinch)
- Caster (fine) sugar (2 tablespoons)
- Milk (130 ml)
- One egg
- Butter (2 tablespoons)
- Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.
- Whisk the milk and egg together in a jug, then melt the butter and whisk that in too. Beat both mixtures together until you have a smooth batter – keep going until all lumps have dissappeared.
- Melt a knob of butter in frying pan and add a ladle-full of the batter.
- The pancake should look nice and thick. Wait until the top starts bubbling, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown.
- The pancake should be about 1cm thick when it’s done.
- Serve with a wide variety of toppings.
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