Put up your hand if you love fluffy pancakes for breakfast…
Put up your other hand if you love fluffy pancakes at any time…
OK, I have to put my hands back down now so I can type. But, who doesn’t love pancakes? I’m talking about the delicious, light and fluffy American-style pancakes we usually drown in maple syrup, not the type we usually eat on pancake day with lemon juice and sugar–although they are yummers too. But these ones are even easier to make. Don’t believe me?
- 110g self raising flour*
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 150ml milk
- Oil for frying
* If you don’t have self-raising flour then use the same amount of plain flour with 1 tsp of baking powder added.
Let’s Get Going
2. Ask a grown-up to heat up a frying pan with a small amount of oil.
5. The other side won’t take as long to cook. You can check it by lifting it up at the edge (using the fish slice again). It’s ready when it’s golden coloured. And that’s how you make fluffy pancakes!
You can easily reheat these in the microwave when you need them.
These fluffy pancakes taste yummy with strawberries and maple syrup, or try making your own strawberry sauce and serve it with plain yogurt. Yummers!
What Makes the Pancakes Fluffy?
These American-style pancakes are light and fluffy because of the air bubbles. But where do the air bubbles come from?
Baking Powder (that you find in self-raising flour) and Bicarbonate of Soda are both raising agents. When mixed with the other ingredients and heated, the Bicarb and Baking Powder release a gas called carbon dioxide and make bubbles. These air bubbles cause the pancake mix to rise and become fluffy. This is much the same thing that happens with yeast in bread.
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