Wednesday, 22 July 2015

AMERICAN STYLE BLUEBERRY PANCAKES


Sometimes you've just got to treat yourself. These blueberry pancakes are a little bit naughty but insanely delicious - and easy to make too! If you're looking for those thick fluffy American-style pancakes I can guarantee that you've come to the right place.

To make 4 good-sized pancakes you will need:

135g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
130ml milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten

2 tbsp melted butter, plus extra for cooking


Begin by sticking your butter in the microwave until it has just melted. I would always do this step first because you need to allow the butter to cool slightly before you add it to the rest of the wet ingredients - we're not looking for scrambled egg pancakes here! 

While the butter is cooling down, add all of your dry ingredients to a medium mixing bowl and incorporate. I don't bother to sieve my flour; it's a bit of a useless step as you'll be whisking everything together anyway, and you might as well save on the washing up while you're at it. Also, I've used self-raising flour and baking powder in this recipe to ensure that infamous super fluffy pancake consistency, but if you don't fancy that you can either switch to plain flour or even omit the baking powder completely. 

Meanwhile, in a small measuring jug crack an egg into your milk (again, use whatever milk you fancy - I used whole milk to add richness) and then whisk together, slowly adding your melted butter. Make sure to whisk this mixture really well to avoid cooking the egg. Once you're happy with it, make a well in the centre of the bowl and add the wet ingredients to the dry. Whisk 'til your heart's content. It will resemble a rather thick batter that will comfortably coat a ladle. Set aside for a few minutes to allow the baking powder to do its job. At this point you can add whatever you like to the batter - in this case I added half a punnet of fresh blueberries but I've also tried chopped apple or semi-sweet chocolate chips in the past too!

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a small knob of butter. As soon as it has melted, pour a ladleful of batter into the centre of the pan and let it spread. The mixture will be quite thick so it shouldn't spread too far. Allow to cook for a few minutes until you see little tiny bubbles on the surface and then flip with a spatula, cooking for a further few minutes. Transfer to a warm plate and repeat until all the batter is gone.

Now for the best part! Stack 'em up and add your favourite toppings. I went for more fresh blueberries and lashings of maple syrup - yum!

Recipe adapted from the BBC website.
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30 comments

  1. These look incredible! Thank you for sharing your recipe. x

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  2. Oh wow these look absolutely amazing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  3. Oh my, these looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe! xx

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    1. You should try them for yourself! Xx

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  4. I need these! They look amazing and way better than any I've ever had in a restaurant!

    Caroline x
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  5. This is making me hungry. They look so delicious!

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  6. I am a sucker for any breakfast food, especially pancakes and these look delicious!

    NJCDesigns

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    1. People say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but brunch is the best, no? Xx

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  7. Oh my goodness! That looks absolutely Delicious!! I'll have to try these sometime!!

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  8. WOW. Literally why are these not right in front of me right now! These look incredible hun

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  9. They look amazing!!

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  10. they look delicious!! thank you for sharing
    x,Abril
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  11. These look gorgeous! I've never tried using self raising flour in my pancakes before. I'll have to give it a go if they are going to look this good!

    Becky
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    1. Give it a go definitely - it gives your pancakes that extra oomph! Xx

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  12. I need to try making these, love your blog x

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  13. These look so delicious! I love making a fresh batch of pancakes on a sunday morning!

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    1. It's one of my favourite things to do on my rare days off! Xx

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  14. I so wish I was having these for breakfast this morning! They look amazing xx

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