This morning I made American style pancakes and we both thought they were delicious. We had the first two with cherry pie filling and the second two with maple syrup.
Plain flour - 135 g
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 0.5 tsp
Caster sugar - 2 tbsp
Semi-skimmed milk - 130 ml
Egg - 1 large
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Knob butter for frying
Maple syrup or other toppings
1) Sieve the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large mixing bowl.
2) Beat the egg in another bowl and add the milk. Whisk for a minute or two and then add the olive oil. Whisk again for another minute.
3) Add the liquid mixture to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix together with a fork. Unlike when making British pancakes all the lumps disappeared very easily. Leave to stand for 5 minutes.
4) Heat a small amount of butter in a frying pan and then add a ladle full of the batter to the pan. The pancakes are supposed to be smaller than British ones so I managed to fit two in our frying pan although that meant they came out more oval than round. Cook on a low-medium heat until the pancake starts to bubble and then turn over. Cook until golden on both sides. Makes 5 pancakes.
I've made a long list of toppings that I want to try over the next few weeks. The following are the ones I'm most looking forward to:
- Bananas, rum and brown sugar
- Fried apples with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream
- Warm strawberries with sugar
- Goats cheese and jam (google tells me this is common in Norway)
- Lemon curd and butter
- Plum sauce
- Sausage and maple syrup (this one might be awful, but we're both intrigued enough to try it)
- Bananas, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar and crushed nuts