Emily’s plate-sized pancakes

Emily’s plate-sized pancakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 6

Fluffy American-style pancakes are a blank canvas for toppings like blueberries and bacon - great for breakfast in bed. Why not get the kids to help?

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
251
protein
8g
carbs
43g
fat
5g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
8g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 8 slices pancetta, to serve (optional)
  • sunflower oil and butter, for cooking
  • blueberries, to serve (optional)

For the pancakes

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve
  • 300ml milk

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Method

  1. If serving with pancetta, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line a baking tray with baking parchment and lay on the pancetta in a single layer. Put another piece of parchment on top, followed by a second baking tray, and bake for 12-15 mins until crisp.
  2. To make the pancakes, get a little helper to weigh out and tip the flour, baking powder and sugar into a large bowl with a small pinch of salt. Crack in the eggs and whisk until smooth. Add the maple syrup and milk while whisking.
  3. Heat a splash of oil and a small knob of butter in a non-stick frying pan until sizzling. Add spoonfuls of batter to make pancakes the size you like. Cook until bubbles start to form on the surface, then flip and cook the other side. Eat straight away or keep warm in a low oven while you cook another batch. Serve pancakes with pancetta or blueberries, drizzled with extra maple syrup.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2012

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Nody2004's picture

I really LOVE your pancakes. Every time it want to make pancakes I use yours

Jackie G's picture

Delicious and easy to make

tummy101's picture

Great - worked perfectly thanks.

rich@angellmail.com's picture
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Just had these for breakfast this morning and they were fantastic - just like eating in an American diner!

annad123's picture

Delicious! These were easy to make and came out much thicker and tastier than the average pancake.

puddle17's picture

Great recipe very easy to make- they are very filling- we had them with banana and syrup- will be our sunday treat from now on.

lizleicester's picture

Halved the quantities and found I needed more milk because the batter was too thick to pour. Nice with crispy smoked bacon lardons and a bit of honey.

hayleyfagg's picture
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Pancakes came out very dense and flabby, not at all how they should have been. Ingredients were measured, so no idea what could have gone wrong.

swiftylou's picture
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Forgot to rate ;)

swiftylou's picture
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Just made these for breakfast, with bacon and maple syrup on top. Very easy to make and tasted delicious xxx

ggbarber's picture

I made these today and they were great. I might reduce the sugar next time though - maybe use a natural sugar substitute. I used a topping of streaked maple syrup dusted with icing sugar, with stewed fruit and a scoop of ice cream on the side - very nice but I might use cream instead of ice cream next time. I also tried them with berry sauce dusted with icing sugar, and a scoop of ice cream on the side. The basic mix is great and if you follow the instructions you get what is in the photo.

superleroy1997's picture
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Made these pancakes for pancake day and they were delicious. I even halved the recipe and they turned out just the same, great recipe.

Enjoy!

5 stars

11sk11's picture
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now these are pancakes! i added blueberries to the batter and ate them smothered in maple syrup. love the way they rise up in the pan

fizzpickle's picture

First time i've tried making american style pancakes.Really easy, Really filling and lovely with syrup and bacon. This recipe is a keeper!

katdixon2012's picture
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This is a great recipe - really quick and easy and they come out beautifully fluffy. Very filling too!

sds_84's picture
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I defy anyone to eat only one of these......

ferg108's picture
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these were quite nice, are a littke bit heavy. i thibk the blueberry pancake repcie was alot nicer mix. when i do these again i will be putting in less flour should make them lighter

xpinkiix's picture
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These are a firm family favourite the kids love them great for a lazy sunday morning, We like to warm home made jam up and pour a bit over they are so comforting and always put a smile on the kids faces

dennylee's picture

Love the sound of these, will be making very soon.

yumminesss's picture

by far the best pancakes I have ever tasted/made. So easy to add to, but mixed fruit, bacon and maple syrup is always a winner.

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