How to make American pancakes

Make light and fluffy American-style pancakes for a mouthwatering brunch or dessert.

Points to remember

  • Mix together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and make a well in the centre.
  • Beat the egg and milk together and whisk into the dry mixture to make a thick smooth batter.
  • Beat in the melted butter and add any flavourings like blueberries or vanilla extract.
  • Heat a knob of butter and a little oil on a medium heat until foaming.
  • Drop a large tablespoon of batter into the pan and cook for about 3 minutes. Small bubbles will appear on the surface of each pancake. Turn over and continue cooking until golden, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with extra fruit, syrup or whipped cream.

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Leonardo Pajonk
18th Aug, 2018
Amazing Video!! What Maple Syrup do you use?
1st Oct, 2017
still no ingredients!
4th Oct, 2017
For the ingredients you have to scroll down to “recipes using this technique” the American blueberry pancakes seem to have the same directions?
20th Sep, 2017
Would love to try this recipe but no mention of ingrediant measurements
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20th Sep, 2017
I have used this recipe for years. The only difference is I separate the yolks from the egg whites. The whites are in a bowl and beaten until peaks form. The yolks are whisked into the milk mixture that is then added to the flour mixture. After the vanilla or blueberries are added to the flour mixture the last step is to fold the eggwhites into the pancake batter. Then cook as directed. The pancakes are light and fluffy.