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American Pancakes

by Cookery Correspondent Fanny Sprocket

I carried the recipe in my wallet for years and made friends all over the world with this truly scrumptious treat. Make sure you buy real maple syrup though! And use any fruit you fancy.


•           2 teaspoons Baking Powder

•           2 Large Eggs

•           30g Melted Butter

•           300ml Milk

•           30g Sugar

•           225g Plain Flour


Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and a pinch of salt together in a large bowl.

Create a well in the centre with the back of your spoon then add the eggs,  melted butter and milk.

Stir together until smooth.

Heat frying pan and use butter or olive oil. You don’t cook these hot, medium is good. I use a ladle to pour into pan; you can make them any size. Cook the pancakes on one side for about 1-2 mins or until lots of tiny bubbles start to appear and pop on the surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook for a further minute on the other side.


I like Maple Syrup and bananas but you can use any fruit and even cook crispy bacon for a real USA breakfast. This amount will serve 4.