Can you believe that I only learnt how to make pancakes for the first time last year at the age of 36, I know shocking isn’t it.
I’m getting good at making the thin type tradition pancakes but I hadn’t ever made the thick American style ones so in the spirit of pancake day and the leftover blueberries from making smoothies I decided to give them a go.
I chose a simple batter mix and added the blueberries, the pancakes didn’t come out looking pretty but they tasted delicious, they made a great finger food for Jake too.
200g Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Baking Soda
Pinch of salt
Oil or knob of butter
Mix together the flour, baking soda and a pinch of salt.
Beat the egg together with the milk.
Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and whisk in the milk mixture to make a thick but smooth batter.
Stir in half the blueberries.
Heat the oil or butter in a frying pan and drop a large tablespoonful of the mixture per pancake.
Cook until you notice the pancake bubbling then turn over onto the other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes until golden.
Serve with your desired topping.
I will be making traditional pancakes for pancake day as I love smothering them with lemon and sugar (sweetener for me actually) but I definitely want to have a go at making more variations of the American pancakes in the future, if you have any good recipes feel free to ‘toss’ them my way !