Puffy pancakes

Posted on: August 5th, 2012 by admin 3 Comments

I love puffy pancakes!  They were my dream breakfast when I was young, but we always had thinner ones at my house.  Which I must say were equally tasty, but I craved the fluffy ones.  Beans does not eat pancakes, so we never used to make them, until we discovered he loves making them and I love having them made for me!!  Ha win win.  This is his recipe – I don’t know how he got it so right, but he makes these for me often on Sunday mornings. What a champ.  You will love them as much as me I’m sure.

  • 1 c flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c milk
  • 1 egg

Makes enough for 2 people.

Mix together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder and salt).  I like to mix the egg and milk together next, then add the wet to the dry.  Mix thoroughly so that there are no floury lumps.  This is quite a thick mixture, so don’t be alarmed or add more milk.

Heat a non stick frying pan or skillet to medium low heat.  This is around mark 3 on my stove-top if that helps.  You don’t want it too hot, because they’re thick, they need to cook a little slower so that there’s no uncooked centre.

Spoon big spoonfuls into the pan and let cook for about a minute.  Flip when there are lots of bubbles on the surface.  Check your first one by tearing it in half to make sure the middle has cooked through.  Beans likes to pour a little maple syrup into the pan and re-cook/caramelize the pancakes at the end.

We always serve ours with bacon, fresh fruit and real maple syrup, but you can use whatever you like!  Lemon and sugar is another favourite, or like Dad always made them, sprinkled with ground hazelnuts and honey.

Song for this recipe:

“Specialty” – The Breakfast Club Specialty - Breakfast Club

Classic one hit wonders from the mid ’80′s.  I don’t know why the Breakfast Club wasn’t more successful?  They had a lot going for them.  Although they performed for over a decade together, there was only one album.  The band features 2 of Madonnas ex’s, in fact, she was drummer for a while, before leaving to try and take over the world. Despite having a few big hits, they disbanded right after the album was released.  At least we have the one – full of classic 80′s pop beats and synths, Sunday morning fun.

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3 Responses

  1. Emma says:

    I can’t imagine a world without pancakes, especially fluffy ones!

    Your breakfast looks gorgeous guys, I love everything on that plate and love the ways your dad and Beans makes them.

  2. admin says:

    Thanks Emma! I’m keen to try your vegan chai pancakes soon. They look delicious. I always find it slightly incredulous when someone doesn’t like pancakes :)

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