The pancake is a humble but much loved thing worldwide. The simple combination of flour, milk and eggs has been permuted endlessly to create perfect vehicles for both sweet and savoury fillings alike. I chose the American pancake as a new tradition for our little household as the first treat on New Year's day, and marvelled at myself for not stuffing it up!
Follow James "Saturday Kitchen Sex God" Martin's recipe here, and you too can achieve fluff-tastic nirvana:
When I scan recipes and see that they require some egg white whisking, I'm often disheartened as I don't own an electric whisk (the shame!). However, I was not put off this time and successfully hand-whisked those whites with our trusty balloon whisk, yeeha! I'm positive this added to the rise and puffiness of these babies.
I went with the classic all-American bacon and maple syrup combo for a filling, smell those beauties as they fry!
And flip! Textbook pancake brown-ness, if I do say so myself.
You can add a spot of blueberry if you so feel, creating a squidgy blast of fruit.
The boy also felt dutifully inspired and whipped up a delectable berry smoothie. And now for some pancake porn...
Pile those gorgeous cakes high, inter-pile with bacon and drizzle with maple syrup. Sit back (but not for long) and fall in love.
Why American pancakes? I adore these, and find it hard to get a good version this side of the the pond when eating out. I am hankering for a real good American breakfast in London, so if you do know of any, holla at me please! I thought it also more practical and perennial to have traditions to occasions, involving things I love, which I've never done before. I've also decided that for 2011, Hungry Female can review recipes as well as restaurants. Cheers to new traditions, and trying new things for 2011!