Fluffy Pancakes American-Style
We've celebrated Pancake Day in the UK for centuries. Some believe it originates from a Pagan festival which involved eating warm, round cakes in the shape of the sun to celebrate the arrival of Spring. It also marks the beginning of Lent and was traditionally a good way of using up eggs and milk before the 40 day fasting period began. A marvellously British tradition is the pancake race and legend has it that this came about in the 15th Century when a busy Buckinghamshire woman raced to church on a Sunday mid-way through cooking her pancakes - now that's multi-tasking!
But as Salt-Water hails from the USA we thought we'd try the American style pancake which are often eaten with warm maple syrup and crispy bacon. These are best cooked on a hot, flat griddle or heavy based pan.
115g plain flour
1 raised teaspoon of baking powder
Pick of salt
Fillings of your choice - blueberries, chocolate chips, bananas
Separate eggs into two bowls.
Sieve the flour into the yolks.
Add baking powder and milk to the yolks and stir with a wooden spoon until the batter is smooth.
Whisk whites with a pinch of salt.
Fold together both mixes.
Add in fillings of choice.
Cook in small spoonfuls on flat frying pan with oil. Serve with BACON and Enjoy x