• American Pancakes & Golden Syrup

    Posted on March 17, 2012 by in Breakfast, Recipes

    This post is also available in: Bulgarian

    American Pancakes Perfect 600American pancakes are something quite recent in out family life.

    Last year, while waiting to board the EuroStar train from London to Brussels we have bought some from M&S, and since then they have started to join frequently our weekend breakfast menu.

    I have found so many recipes on the Internet, but I must admit, the flavour was always not quite right.

    We love Vanilla, and it became only natural that it should be added in the recipe. We love a delicate balance between sweet and salty flavour, so a pinch of salt and a little bit of sugar seemed only fair to be added to our home adjusted recipe.

    Serves well with: blueberry jam, maple syrup, golden syrup.


    1. 200g self-raising flour
    2. 300ml milk
    3. 1 egg
    4. 150g suger
    5. 1 tsp baking powder
    6. 1 Vanilla
    7. Pinch of salt
    8. Knob of butter
    9. Sunflower oil or a little butter for cooking


    1. Mix the sugar, the vanilla and the egg together. Gradually add the milk to the mixture.

    2. Mix together the flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and whisk in the milk and egg mixture to make a thick smooth batter. Beat in the melted butter.

    3. Heat a teaspoon of oil or small knob of butter in a large non-stick frying pan. Drop a large tablespoonful of the batter per pancake into the pan to make pancakes about 7.5cm across. Make three or four pancakes at a time. Cook for about 3 minutes over a medium heat until small bubbles appear on the surface of each pancake, then turn and cook another 2-3 minutes until golden.