American Pancake recipe

American Pancake recipe

I tend to measure this easily by weight… put a bowl on the scales, tare the scale (ie. zero it), and then shove stuff in by weight, taring each time.

  • 130g self-raising flour (or plain flour + 2 tsp baking powder)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (~5g)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (~25g)

Stir the dry ingredients a bit now. No need to go wild.

  • 125ml milk (~130g)
  • 1 egg (~70g)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence (~10g)

Stir again.

  • 2 tbsp corn oil (35ml, ~32g) Or softened butter, if you can be bothered.

Mix together roughly – don’t worry too much about lumps. We’re not aiming for completely smooth.

Heat a frying pan nice and hot, with a teaspoon of corn oil (ideally) or vegetable oil. A metal platen is even better, as you should have space for bacon, fried eggs, etc. alongside.

Pour out a dollop that should flatten to a saucer-sized disc and fry until top starts to dry out and bubbles cover. Then flip. 30 seconds or so later, it should be done.