Pancakes. A nice sweet option for breakfast for those of you that have a sweet tooth, and much like my other recipes there is lots of flexibility. If you want to mix blueberries in them for example go for it, if you are like me and prefer nutella and golden syrup, you can do it too, your options are endless with this recipe!
This is a perfect breakfast item for when you want to feed the family as well given that this recipe will make around 12 pancakes depending on how generous you are with the mixture, or you can have them all if you really want who is going to stop you, enjoy them! The added benefit is that it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans too, however if you are vegan you will need to find a substitute for the milk, like almond milk for example and also the butter, but then you can follow on with the recipe as normal.
- 250g of Plain Flour
- 2 tsp of Baking Powder
- 4 tbsp of Melted Butter
- 8 tsp of Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- 500ml of Milk (full fat is best, but semi skimmed will work nicely too)
- Maple or Golden Syrup
First, using a sieve, sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl, and then add the baking powder, and a couple of pinches of salt, and mix these thoroughly.
Then add in all of the milk and whisk until smooth and all of the flour is mixed with the milk, the consistency you are looking for is for the mixture to by thick but smooth enough that it will drip off your whisk.
In the microwave melt your butter and add this to the mixture along with all of the sugar and vanilla extract, and mix until the mixture is smooth again
Then heat up a frying pan to a medium heat, and melt a little bit of butter in the pan to lubricate it, then get the mixture and pour it right into the centre of the pan until a thick pancake is formed, and let sit on the heat for around 2 – 3 minutes depending on how thick the pancake is, once you see bubbles forming and the pancake detaches from the pan with ease, then flip it over and wait for around another two minutes and repeat for the rest of the other pancakes.
To serve, I like to create a stack of 4 – 5 pancakes with nutella spread in between each pancake, and top it off with drizzles of maple syrup, then all that is left is to enjoy!
As you can see, pancakes really are not that hard, I always used to think they were difficult to make, especially as I do not really dabble with desserts but if you follow this recipe you can make these pancakes and wow your family and friends when you serve up a mean plate of pancakes! I look forward to hearing your thoughts and how you got on with this recipe!
See you soon!