Fact: the way to the Geek’s heart is pancakes.
Fact 2: I’m pretty ace at cooking up pancakes. Not that it’s hard work or anything but, if you come to my house for pancakes, you’ll leave happy and will agree with me that I’m good at it.
Sometimes on a Saturday, when I’ve bothered to buy eggs I’ll make us a super quick Saturday brunch of fluffy American pancakes and strawberries. It’s one of those meals that literally hits the spot each time. It doesn’t make too much mess in the kitchen and it only takes about ten minutes to cook up. In my eyes, it’s a winner and you feel a lot sassier when you’re eating them. For some reason, a bacon sandwich doesn’t give me the same feels as pancakes.
I don’t mind the traditional English pancake (the crepe ones) but, American pancakes are my faves. I think it partially comes down to the fact that the Geek will just eat them none stop. But with American pancakes, there’s just something amazing about them; you can stack them up, cover them in fruit and drizzle maple syrup all over them. You can add toppings IN the batter. The possibilities are endless! My usual go to toppings are strawberries and syrup; it’s a treat from my usual weekday breakfast of Belvita biscuits!
So, how do I make the best pancakes ever?
Ingredients (Serves 6-8 pancakes)
135g of Plain Flour
130ml of milk
1 tsp of Baking Powder
Any toppings you fancy!
1. Sieve the flour into a bowl to try and get rid of as many lumps as possible. Add the teaspoon os baking powder into the mixture.
2. Pour in the milk into the flour mixture and crack the egg into it. Whisk until all the lumps have disappeared. Once you are sure you’ve got rid of the lumps, leave it to stand for a minute.
3. Heat up some oil in your pan. Keep it on a medium heat otherwise your pancakes will burn! Once it’s warm, pour in some of the mixture, I usually can fit in 2 pancakes in a small frying pan.
4. Once the mixture starts bubbling you need to flip your pancake. Cook each side for a few minutes – keep flipping it and once it’s golden brown it is ready to serve.
5. Keep repeating step four until all your mix has been used. Whilst I’m cooking the rest of the pancakes, I leave the cooked ones in the oven on a low heat to keep them warm.
6. Serve them up! I serve mine with strawberries, banana and golden syrup. You can use fresh yoghurt, blueberries or blackberries! The choice is yours!
Let me know what your favourite toppings are!