American Style Pancakes
175g/6oz/1½ cups self-raising (self-rising) flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
a pinch of salt
50g/2oz/¼ cup caster superfine)sugar
2 medium (US large) eggs, beaten
300ml/½ pint/1¼ cups buttermilk
50g/2oz/4 tbsp butter, melted, plus extra for frying
bacon and maple syrup to serve
1 In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda with a pinch of salt. Stir in the sugar.
2 Mix the eggs, buttermilk and melted butter and gradually whisk into the flour to make a smooth batter – if it’s too thick, add a drop of milk. Leave to stand for 5 minutes.
3 Put a large frying pan over a medium heat. When hot, brush the surface with a little melted butter. Pour about 2 tbsp of the mixture into the pan to form a 10cm (4in) circle. Cook for 2 minutes or until small holes appear on the surface, then flip it over and cook the other side until golden and set.
4 Continue cooking the pancakes in this way in batches until you have used up all the batter.
5 Serve the pancakes warm with crisp bacon drizzled with maple syrup.
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