Bank holiday pancakes

10 Sept 2015

Following our trip to the pancake house, it was only a matter of time before I was back in the kitchen, attempting to create my own pancake joy. And when better to do it then on a grey, rainy bank holiday Monday? Really can't think of a better way to spend an extra day off then making pancakes and dancing around the kitchen in pjs to the 'Matilda song'. (If you don't get the Matilda-making-pancakes reference; please go away and watch Matilda, and then come back and maybe we can talk.) My sister, C, secretly filmed me doing this but we'll save that one for another day...

So PANCAKES!! I took this recipe from here but adapted the measurements as I was only cooking for the two of us.

For American-style pancakes, you will need (makes 5)

90g plain flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
2 tablespoons caster sugar
90ml milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter
A hella load of maple syrup

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large bowl and set aside.

Melt the butter in a pan.

Lightly whisk together the milk and egg. Then add the melted butter and whisk that in too.

Pour this into your flour mixture.


Beat until you have a smooth batter, and then leave it to stand for a few mins.

Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and melt a knob of butter.

Ladle up the pancake batter! (You may have to pause your dancing here... What do you mean you haven't been dancing this whole time?!)

Add a ladle of batter to the frying pan.

When the top of the pancake begins to bubble, flip! It's up to you how extravagant you get about this bit...

Both sides should be a golden brown. Keep going until you've used up all your batter!

Then serve up with A LOT of maple syrup (or your topping of choice).

Eat with a huge grin on your face!

Kate's learning corner 

As it turns out, pancakes are super easy to make!! So easy, in fact, that I'm having to exercise a lot of self control to stop myself having them every morning! My only point would be that, after you've cooked the first couple of pancakes, the rest cook a lot faster now the pan is hot so be careful not to burn!