Blueberry American Pancakes

Going out for brunch is one of my favourite things to do of a weekend, but sometimes making it at home can be pretty great too! American pancakes have been a bit of a specialty in our household for years, and this Saturday was the perfect sunny morning to whip some up and eat them alfresco.  I have always used Jamie Oliver’s recipe for these pancakes because they come out lovely and fluffy, without fail, every single time.

To make enough for 4 people, you will need:

– 3 eggs

– 115g plain flour

– 1 heaped tsp baking powder

– 140 ml milk

– A small punnet of blueberries 

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Start by seperating the eggs. Whisk the egg whites in a bowl with the salt until they form stiff peaks. In another bowl, combine the yolks, flour, milk and baking powder until it forms a thick batter and there are no lumps. Lightly fold in the whites with a metal spoon, being careful not to knock the air out.

Heat a greaseproof pan with a thin layer of oil, and put a ladleful of the mixture at a time into a hot pan. Whilst one side is cooking, scatter over a few blueberries onto the pancake before flipping them over and cooking the other side.

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 They should only take a minute or so each side and are done when they turn a lovely golden brown colour.  Keep your oven on low and when each one is done pop it on a tray in the oven just to keep warm whilst you finish the rest.

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They will make roughly about 8 pancakes.  Once they’re all done, layer up on a plate and serve!

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I always serve them with Greek yoghurt, a load of fresh fruit and maple syrup.

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Pile a load on your plate, top with fruit and yoghurt and then smother in maple syrup…

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I tend to really go for it with the syrup….

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They’re so simple and quick to make, and if you’re catering for a lot of hungry mouths then the recipe doubles up really easily too.  You can serve them with whatever you like – bacon goes pretty well too if you want to make them really American. It was the perfect start to the weekend, and just as good as any you will find in a restaurant- another solid recipe from Jamie!  Why don’t you give them a try this weekend?  You won’t regret it!
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