To me, Pancake Day is one of the most underrated days that people celebrate of the whole year. I also find it really funny because people celebrate it on the day, like me, saying ‘OMGITSPANCAKEDAYWECANEATPANCAKESFOREVERYMEAL!’ and then don’t have pancakes for another year. I always think to myself we should totally make pancakes more often and why can’t we have a pancake day every month.
But to be honest, because there is that special day where you can eat as many pancakes as you want and not feel guilty about it, it makes cooking and decorating the pancakes so much more fun. If your like me and like to experiment with different toppings then it is like having a field day! Whether it is american style, crepe style or savory pancakes you can go wild and its crazy!
My friend Rosie came around to my house and we decided to make some pancakes to celebrate this spectacular day. The recipe we used was the Jamie Oliver American Style Pancakes recipe and I love this recipe because it makes really yummy and light pancakes which are super fluffy and melt on your tongue. You can find the recipe here however I will also quickly talk you through it.
Serves: 2-4 people | Cooking Time: 20 minute | Difficulty: EASY AS
- 3 large free-range eggs
- 115 g plain flour
- 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
- 140 ml milk
First you want to grab two large bowls and separate the white of the eggs into one bowl and the yolks into another. As Rosie and I discovered, I was not so good at this part however don’t worry if you aren’t either because I can firmly say it doesn’t matter if you get a bit of yolk in with the whites!
Then add the flour, baking powder and milk to the yolks and mix to a smooth thick batter. After add a pinch of salt into the egg whites and whisk until they have formed stiff peaks. This takes a while and a lot of muscle but once you have completed it you can fold it into the main batter.
As your pancake mix is now ready for cooking, you want to grab a non stick frying pan over a medium heat. To make the pancakes to what I think is the perfect size, I grabbed a ladle and spooned in one ladles-worth of batter. Cook for 2 minutes or until the mixture on the top starts to bubble lots. Then FLIP! I actually didn’t flip it properly but Rosie got a good video of me successfully turning the pancakes over which I was very proud of. I then popped them into the warm oven to keep them warm whilst we cooked the other ones.
Then it is topping time! Rosie and I went with the ultimate chocolate pancake, and we even added chocolate chips into the original batter. That was a good choice because they we all gooey and melted. We also used chocolate sauces and milk chocolate chunks. This put us into chocolate heaven and it was SO good.
If you’re not much of a chocolate fan then you could try golden syrup, berries and cream, or the classic lemon juice and sugar.
This recipe has to be my favourite pancake recipe and I know a lot of people who also love this recipe.
What pancake did you have today? Let me know in the comments below or tag me in any photos on instagram or twitter!
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