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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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.

paula773's picture
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Amazing! Totally love them! I served these with blueberries and strawberries with lots of maple syrup. Yum!

dreamweaver's picture

the first time i made this i forgot to add the milk and then i realised! but i love that type of thick pancake and make it often :)

weezywoowoo's picture

i love this recipe soooo much its quick and easy and i love it!!! iv used chocolate chips with it be for to :) i make it for my sister and my boyfriend some times as a treat or for my friends when they sleep round after meting up for drinks and every one loves them just as much as i do :D

lettuce15's picture
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these were so quick and easy to make - turned out really well.

I didn't have any syrup so added 1 tbsp extra sugar and some melted butter to the batter. so tasty.

nelle952's picture
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OMG these were amazing!,, I didnt have maple syrup so used golden syrup. Made the mistake of covering the base of the pan not realising how much they rise, they were more like quilts then pancakes!!!. But they were delicious and dint find them dry at all

karenhinks's picture
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My daughter made these for Mother's Day. They were delicious. Lovely and light, true American style breakfast pancakes. Served with blueberries and maple syrup.
Can't understand the other comment about them being dry. It was a pourable thick batter. My daughter used a ladle for putting the mixture in the pan to get the perfect size each time.
Will definitely be making these again for a pleasant brunch at the weekend!!

helen91's picture
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I followed the recipe although I used large eggs rather than medium. They were delicious with blueberries and maple syrup, a new family favourite

alexparker6's picture
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Nice but very thick mixture, I had to add more milk for it to even come off the spoon. Also when I came to eat it, it was dry and more bread-like than a pancake. I ate it with pancetta, as suggested, and mushrooms+creme fraiche.

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