Want to master making fluffy pancakes? Not so much a delicacy (because they're best enjoyed in an enormous stack), but nonetheless, American pancakes are a fantastic weekend brunch treat.
The irresistible fluffiness of a perfectly constructed pancake is unbeatable and we've been on the hunt to find the perfect recipe to share. You're going to need two bowls, a non-stick skillet or heavy-based pan and a dollop of batter made from a few special ingredients. Oh, and then a drizzle (or more) or maple syrup and any toppings that tickle your fancy.
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How to make fluffy pancakes
- 30g butter (melted and cooled) plus extra for frying
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
- 2 beaten large eggs
- 150ml milk
- 150ml buttermilk
- 225g plain flour
1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix the butter, milk, and eggs.
2. Make a well in the dry mixture and pour in the soft mixture. Now beat.
3. Transfer to a jug.
4. Place your pan on the heat.
5. Pour the batter onto your hot pan and give each side up to a minute on a medium heat.
6. Serve as you wish. A helping of streaky bacon, a cluster of fresh berries, a few slices of banana... We enjoy these fluffy pancakes with maple syrup.