Foolproof American-Style Pancake Recipe


These fluffy American-style pancakes are a total winner. Whether you’re cooking Sunday brunch or rustling up something special for Pancake Day, this recipe is simple and delicious. 


Serves 4-6 people (16 small pancakes)

  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 large eggs (beaten)
  • 30 grams butter (melted and cooled)
  • 300 millilitres milk
  • 225 grams plain flour
  • butter for frying


Step 1

The easiest way to make these is to put all the ingredients into a blender and blitz. But if you do mix up the batter by hand in a bowl, make a well in the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, beat in the eggs, melted butter and milk, and transfer to a jug: it’s much easier to pour the batter into the pan than to spoon it.

Step 2

Heat a smooth griddle or pan on the stove. When you cook the pancakes, all you need to remember is that when the upper side of the pancake is blistering and bubbling it’s time to cook the second side, and this needs only about 1 minute, if that.


Enjoy with chocolate chips, blueberries, maple syrup, butter or bacon. The options are endless!

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