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Woodfired American Pancakes

Woodfired American Pancakes is this week’s woodfired weekly – a really easy recipe for you to try on Pancake Day. These make a great breakfast or brunch and are a sure fire winner when you’ve got children – they particularly love them with crispy bacon, banana slices and maple syrup drizzled over the top – or is that just us?

Woodfired American Pancakes – Ingredients

150g plain flour

1 level tsp baking powder

½ tsp fine seasalt

30g caster sugar

220ml milk

2 eggs, separated

30g melted butter

Woodfired American Pancakes – Oven Set-up

3 Mississippi

Oven Door Off

Woodfired American Pancakes

Heating up your oven – you want around a 3 Mississippi Oven

Woodfired American Pancakes – Method

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a large bowl and whisk in the milk, egg yolks and melted butter to get a smooth thick batter.
  2. Whisk the egg whites until they are at the soft peak stage and fold them into the batter.
  3. Put a large frying pan or a smooth griddle in the oven and let it heat up.
  4. Pop in a small piece of butter and wipe it around the surface of the pan. Add a large spoonful of the batter to form a pancake about 10cm wide to one side of the pan. Put in another spoonful of batter so you’re cooking 2 pancakes at once.
  5. Once little bubbles start forming on the top of the pancakes, flip them over and cook until the other side are golden brown and the pancakes have puffed up.
  6. Take them out of the pan and keep them warm while you cook the rest of the batter. Wipe the pan out with a little extra melted butter on some kitchen paper before every batch of pancakes.

Woodfired American Pancakes – Alternatives

  • Serve with berries, yoghurt and honey or with thin, crispy bacon and maple syrup for a fab breakfast or brunch.
  • Try adding a large handful of fresh blueberries to the batter before cooking.
  • Add a teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the batter and serve with caramelised apples and a dollop of Devonshire clotted cream.