American Style Pancake Stack

This recipe is part of my Around the World in 28 Days series.

This American breakfast is fit for a president! These pancakes are light, fluffy, super simple and cost pennies to make. You can make your pancakes sweet or savoury, but for me, nothing comes close to the ol’ bacon and maple syrup combo. Make the batter the night before, leave it in the fridge and wake up fresh and ready for pancakes the next morning! My little pancake-making trick is to use a measuring jug with a spout. I find it gives you much more control than using a ladle – you can see exactly how much you’re pouring and keep the pancakes perfectly round every time. However you do it, the best part of pancakes it the fun of making them. So treat yourself, enjoy giving these pancakes a go and kick start your day!IMG_6541Ingredients (Serves 2, generously!)

  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 1 cup of Self-Raising Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Smoked Bacon
  • Maple Syrup
  • Butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Sunflower Oil

Method

  1. In a measuring jug, combine the milk, flour and egg. If you like, add a tablespoon of maple syrup to bring out the pancakes’ sweetness. Use a fork to whisk everything together until you’re left with a beautifully smooth batter.
  2. Get a small frying pan on a medium heat. Add a tiny bit of butter and smear it around the pan. Use the spout of the jug to carefully pour the batter into the centre of the pan. I like making a stack of smaller pancakes, but you can make them whatever size you like. Let it fry for 1-2 minutes. Use a fork to check the underside of the pancake before flipping – you want it gorgeously golden. When you’re ready, flip the pancake over using your insane flipping skills or, if you’re boring, a spatula. Leave it for a couple of minutes more before sliding the pancake out. Repeat as many times as you like!
  3. When all of your pancakes are ready, add a drop of oil to the pan and throw in your bacon. Fry for about 5 minutes on a high heat, or until nice and crispy. I like to use bacon medallions for this, because they are slightly healthier and the perfect shape for my pancake stack!
  4. Finally, it’s time for the build. Place a pancake on your plate and bless it with a bit of bacon and a sexy drizzle of maple syrup. Repeat as many times as you like – I did 4. You’re basically making a pancake lasagne. Finish with a confident trickle of maple syrup on the top and tuck in!

Here’s an idea…

You can make this recipe with whatever toppings you like! Try with fruit and yoghurt, chocolate, nutella, sugar and lemon or whatever you fancy. Take your favourite topping and try it in a stack like this. You’ll never go back!

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