Saturday, May 10, 2008

Pancakes anyone?

This morning I decided it was a pancake day.... but not just for any old pancakes. It had to be the American thick style ones with a bit of golden syrup and my secret addition of vanilla extract in the batter.

I may have made a touch few too many... the stack kept falling over as I was photographing it! No one is complaining though.... even the dog is being on his best behaviour in the hope of some stray crumbs.

If you fancy making some yourself :) here's my recipe...


  • 150g (5 1/2oz) Milk

  • 2 Large eggs

  • 40g (2tbsp) Melted butter

  • 20g (1tbsp) Golden syrup

  • 20g (1tbsp) Caster sugar

  • 200g (7oz) Plain flour, sifted

  • 14g (2tsp) Baking powder

  • 14g (2tsp) Vanilla extract


Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until smooth. The batter should run from the whisk like a thick ribbon. Cover the bowl and leave to rest for a minimum of 2hrs (or overnight in the fridge if you want them for breakfast).

Heat a non-stick frying pan or griddle until medium hot. Test temperature if you want by dropping some batter into pan... holes should start to appear on the surface of the batter after a minute. When you are happy with the temperature start making your pancakes by dolloping/ladling up to 2 heaped tbsp of batter onto the griddle. Carefully flip them over with a spatula when you see the surface of the pancakes starts to go holey. Then repeat until all your mix is turned into pancakes...

The pictures above show the amount of pancakes made with a double quantity of this batter :)

Enjoy & please let me know how yours turn out :)



1 comment:

  1. Hello Fiona!
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