Emily’s plate-sized pancakes

Emily’s plate-sized pancakes

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

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: per serving

  • kcal251
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars8g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 8 slices pancetta, to serve (optional)
    Pancetta

    Pancetta

    pan-chet-ah

    Pancetta is Italian cured pork belly - the equivalent of streaky bacon. It has a deep, strong,…

  • sunflower oil and butter, for cooking
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • blueberries, to serve (optional)
    Blueberry

    Blueberry

    bloo-bear-ee

    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

For the pancakes

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 2 medium egg
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra to serve
  • 300ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

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.

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Comments (33)

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
5

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.

paula773's picture
5

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

dreamweaver's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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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