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American Style Pancakes Recipe

Hits 28732 | Created 2007-05-15 | Modified 2007-05-15

These are great. There are a lot of pancake recipes around and this is the result of trying a lot of them. I make this at least once a week. Simply double up the recipe to make more.



For 2 people at breakfast

1 x CUP milk

1/8th x CUP oil

1 x egg

1 x CUP flour

1 x teaspoon baking powder

1 x teaspoon vanilla essence

1 x TABLESPOON sugar

1 x pinch salt


Pre-heat your frying pan and wipe with tiny amount of oil. Use a non-stick pan or griddle for best results. Put the oven on very low and put a tray in there with some silver foil on it folded over to keep the cooked pancakes hot. Also put your plates in there to heat them up.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a fork. Don't worry if it has a few lumps, as they will vanish. I find it is best to start with all the dry then add the egg, oil, mix a little in the centre, then keep adding the milk as you mix in more flour from the sides until all is mixed well. Beat it well to get some air in.

The mix should be runny, not too thick, anot not too thin like crepe batter. But it isn't a science, and any batter will do fine.

Your pan should be hot by now (but not super hot). Put half a ladle (Or however much you like) in the pan. It will form a round pancake, if you want it thinner, move the pan about to make it larger.

Wait until the surface is full of little air bubbles and is starting to firm up, then flip (normally about a minute or two at most) cook other side until starting to golden and brown, then remove and put under the foil in the oven.

Repeat until all cooked.

Serve on the warm plates. Best with butter and maple syrup, but anything is good. You can also leave them and eat them cold.




Comment American Style Pancakes Recipe comment by Carl Bennett Hits | Last Modified 2007-08-30
hi there

I run a catering buisness but have not made American pancakes before, is it possible to keep a pancake reciepy for a while. my email address is mrbennett_881@fsmail.net please advice kind regards Carl
Comment American Style Pancakes Recipe comment by Ralpharama Hits | Last Modified 2007-08-31
Hi Carl,

I don't know how long you can keep the mix before using it, but it is common to make batter the day before it is require, keeping it in the fridge. You can also freeze the pancakes and defrost / reheat them as required (e.g. in foil in an oven). I hope this helps.
Comment American Style Pancakes Recipe comment by Amel Hits | Last Modified 2008-01-21
I'm going to try this recipe for the first time for my kids. I will have to double up the recipe (for 4) and was a bit concerned if two eggs is possibly too much??
Comment American Style Pancakes Recipe comment by Amel Hits | Last Modified 2008-01-21
I tried it and they loved it!!
Comment American Style Pancakes Recipe comment by Ralpharama Hits | Last Modified 2008-01-22
Great! That makes me happy. I love it too!!
Comment American Style Pancakes Recipe comment by Sumedha Mane Hits | Last Modified 2009-03-06
the vanilla essence makes a nice difference, Sumedha Mane
Comment American Style Pancakes Recipe comment by Sel Hits | Last Modified 2009-07-16
These are not 'American Pancakes' they are actually 'Crepes' American pancakes are thicker.
Comment American Style Pancakes Recipe comment by Ralpharama Hits | Last Modified 2009-07-16
Sel - did you actually make them? Have you actually had crepes? Crepes are very thin. These are something in-between the two which, is why I called them 'American Style' pancakes :)

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