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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

American Pancakes :)

Hi Peeps :)

As you may know I live in Holland!
So that means that we don't have that much american goodies over here as in food and yumyum stuff :)
Sinds I was a little girl i always loved having american pancakes for breakfast and it was so easy in Curacao to gett the perfect aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup! :o)

And now its really hard to gett it or if you gett it , it will be soo expensive :(
So I know this place un Utrecht where they have all this goodies but for a not reasonable price :(

Jac Bostelaar
Steenweg 21-233511 JL Utrecht
 but yeah back to the pancake thing lol xD

So i was looking for an easy recipes for the pancakes and i found the perfect one on jamie olivers website :) and I want to share this with you :o)
I'll be honest ive tried to make them a couple of times but it's still not the way i want them!
ps: Maple syrup will be hard to find here in holland but some Jumbo supermarkets and natural product stores might have it too :) 


• 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!

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