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Super simple, easy, fluffy pancakes with maple syrup to whip up this morning


By Meg Walker
16th Feb 2021

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Super simple, easy, fluffy pancakes with maple syrup to whip up this morning

Skye Gyngell’s Old-fashioned Pancakes with Maple Syrup

The best pancakes of all are made by my youngest daughter Evie – this is her recipe.

Makes 12

Ingredients
250g plain flour
3 tsp baking powder
small pinch of salt
2? tbsp caster sugar
2 organic free-range large eggs, lightly beaten
500ml whole milk
75g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for brushing

To serve
75g unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp icing sugar, or to taste
maple syrup, to drizzle

Method
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and stir in the sugar. Make a well in the centre and add the eggs, milk and melted butter. Stir well to combine and make a smooth batter. Leave to rest for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, sweeten the softened butter for serving with icing sugar to taste, beating well to combine and lighten.

Place a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-low heat. Brush the base with a little butter and when the pan is hot, ladle a small amount of batter into the centre of the pan.

Cook for about 2 minutes until bubbles begin to appear on the surface, indicating that the pancake is ready to turn. Using a spatula, gently turn the pancake and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Remove to a warm plate and keep warm in a low oven while you cook the other pancakes. Don’t worry if the first pancake is disappointing; this is often the case – the rest will be perfect. As they are cooked, stack the pancakes interleaved with greaseproof paper on the plate in the oven.

Serve the warm pancakes topped with a knob of sweetened butter and a generous drizzle of maple syrup.

Extracted from How I Cook by Skye Gyngell (Quadrille, approx €18). Photography by Jason Lowe.