Emily’s plate-sized pancakes

Emily’s plate-sized pancakes

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(27 ratings)

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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puddle17
21st Jul, 2013
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
2nd Jul, 2013
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
22nd May, 2013
1.05
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
13th Apr, 2013
5.05
Forgot to rate ;)
swiftylou
13th Apr, 2013
5.05
Just made these for breakfast, with bacon and maple syrup on top. Very easy to make and tasted delicious xxx
ggbarber
10th Mar, 2013
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
16th Feb, 2013
5.05
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
13th Feb, 2013
5.05
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
12th Feb, 2013
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
11th Feb, 2013
5.05
This is a great recipe - really quick and easy and they come out beautifully fluffy. Very filling too!

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