vrijdag 20 mei 2011

Pancakes USA Stylie

Now whe are on our vacation in the USA this is one of our favorite breakfasts. Made this a few weeks ago before whe left, to get in The mood. A few days ago whe where even surprised to see this pancakemachine in The motel we stayed. Only one push one the button and in 45 seconds two pancakes came out of it. But this recipe is deffinatly better then the machinecakes.


• 3 large eggs
• 115g/4oz plain flour
• 1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
• 140ml/5fl oz milk
• a pinch of salt

These American pancakes are great! Instead of being thin and silky like French crêpes, they are wonderfully fluffy and thick and can be made to perfection straight away. Simple, simple, simple – my Jools goes mad for them.

First separate the eggs, putting the whites into one bowl and the yolks into another. Add the flour, baking powder and milk to the yolks and mix to a smooth thick batter. Whisk the whites with the salt until they form stiff peaks. Fold into the batter – it is now ready to use.

Heat a good non-stick pan on a medium heat. Pour some of your batter into the pan and fry for a couple of minutes until it starts to look golden and firm. At this point sprinkle your chosen flavouring (see below) on to the uncooked side before loosening with a spatula and flipping the pancake over. Continue frying until both sides are golden.

You can make these pancakes large or small, to your liking. You can serve them simply doused in maple syrup and even with some butter or crème fraîche. Or if you choose to sprinkle with a flavouring, try one of these...

fresh corn from the cob
crispy bacon or pancetta
stewed apple
grated chocolate
anything else you can imagine...

PS Blueberry pancakes (above) are great but you must try the corn pancakes. On one condition – you must use fresh corn. To do this, remove the outer leaves and carefully run a knife down the cob – this will loosen all the lovely pieces of corn – and sprinkle these raw over your pancake, before flipping it in the pan. I like to have some grilled bacon over my corn pancakes, drizzled with a little maple syrup. This sounds bloody horrid but it honestly tastes great!

From happy days with the naked chef.

7 opmerkingen:

  1. Yum! I would like these in either the blueberry or the fresh corn version--they look delicious. ;-)

  2. Wow, we made the exact same recipe. I was just getting ready to post mine and I saw you made the same thing. Great minds think alike. LOL

  3. They look fantastic! I love blueberry pancakes but would love to try fresh corn cakes!

  4. Oh, I actually love blueberries and corn together, so I can almost taste those! Your pancakes look great...and I've never heard of/seen a pancake machine!?

  5. Jamie's pancakes are such a popular recipe. I'm with Deb, I'd love either the blueberry or corn versions. Yours look superb!

  6. Wow - I have never heard of a pancake machine. Wild!
    Love the pancakes - so comforting. ☺

  7. Yvette, these are beautiful looking pancakes. I love blueberry pancakes, but I would especially like to try the corn ones - sounds delicious.
    Sue xo