Fluffy American-style pancakes

fluffy pancakes

I’ve tried and tested numerous pancake recipes and variations, but the classic American-style fluffy pancakes have got to be (at least in my opinion) the mother of all pancakes. Light and fluffy, sweet and salty, and made a little bit naughty with bacon and maple syrup.

You will need:

  • 135g plan flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 130ml milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Put the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl.

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2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk and egg.

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3. Melt the butter in your pan, then whisk in with the egg mixture.

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4, Pour the mixture in with the flour mixture and fold together until you have a smooth batter.

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5, Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, melt a knob of butter and add a ladle of batter.

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6. When the top of the pancake begins to bubble, flip it over and cook until both sides are golden brown.

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7. Keep going until you run out of batter!

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8. Now for the bacon (pancetta works best)…

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9. Add the maple syrup…

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10. Pile ’em high…

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If you’re feeling really indulgent, why not top the pancakes and pancetta with a couple of poached eggs?

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Om nom nom nom

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