American Pancakes

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  • Plain flour 1 tea/coffee mug
  • Baking powder 2 table spoons
  • Milk 1 tea/coffee mug
  • Salt 1 tea spoon
  • Caster sugar 1 table spoon
  • Eggs 2 large and always free range
  • Butter 3 table spoons warm and melted
  • Maple syrup
  • Blueberries
  • Coconut sprinkles

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Preparing the mixture:

  • In a large bowl put the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together… so almost everything. Then give it a good stir, until it’s all mixed up
  • Melt the butter on a low heat pan
  • In a separate bowl, pour the milk and mix with the eggs
  • Add the melted butter in the liquid mixture. Wisk again
  • Then add the liquid mixture to the powdery one and whisk until there is no bits
  • Use a non-stick frying pan (very important) and heat it to medium temperature
  • Add a slice of butter before each pancake (if the butter starts going black, the heat is too high)
  • Pour mixture slowly in the centre of the buttered pan. It should distribute evenly and thus achieving a nice round pancake shape. If the butter is too much, the shape will distort. If you pour too quickly, it may ruin the shape as well
  • Once you start seeing slight air bubbles on the top, use a spatula (for extra precision) and gently, yet quickly flip the pancake
  • Cook the pancake on the flipside for roughly 1/3 of the time you cooked it on the first side
  • Repeat for the rest

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The finishing touches:

  • Put caster sugar on top
  • Pour the maple syrup
  • Add the blueberries
  • Sprinkle a modest amount of coconut on top for extra flavour
  • Enjoy them with company, never alone

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Tips:

  • To have even fluffier pancakes, use self-rising flour and still add the baking powder (don’t worry, it’s safe-ish to do it)
  • Cinnamon is a good addition (1 tea spoon) to the mixture if you like the taste
  • For best results, whisk whilst slowly adding the warm butter to the liquid mixture
  • Before putting the first pancake on the plate, pour a splash of the maple syrup underneath it. This will add extra deliciousness to this dessert
  • Usually three pancakes per person are enough for a meal
  • Heat the maple syrup in a bowl above boiling water, so that it’s warm and more liquid
  • When pouring caster sugar on top, use some kind of filter (e.g. tea leafs filter), so that the power is actually powdery and has no bits
  • Of course, besides blueberries you can use whatever you want really

Et voilà,

Enjoy these pancakes made with love in a good company !

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