Being English we tend to only have pancakes once a year on Shrove Tuesday. Growing up we tended to have crêpe-style pancakes on that day, always with oranges and sugar. Dean’s family would always have ice cream with them as well. My friend Gemma always has butter and salt! 😮 That’s the beauty of pancakes you can have them with whatever you like, sweet or savoury.
In 2015 we were very lucky to spend Christmas in New York. It’s one of our absolute favourite places, we’ve both been before but it was great to experience the festive period there. On Christmas morning we ordered room service as a treat and had American style fluffy pancakes for breakfast, which were amazing! So good in fact that we’ve now made it our tradition to do that every year!
Having made American style pancakes at home a few times since I wanted to share this recipe with you all as they’re the easiest and best tasting pancakes ever! We prefer them by far now to the traditional French style ones we grew up with.
If you have a blender it will take no longer that 3 minutes to mix up your batter. Pancakes are so much fun to make with children and can be a real show stopper if you have friends over. Saying that though it really doesn’t have to be a special occasion just to make pancakes! In fact I wish we made them more often.
Today just being a random Sunday it was so nice to have something different for brunch as we’d normally have something like a bacon and egg sandwich. We decided to make a blueberry compote to go with them, although Dean did say “shall we have bacon too?” 🙈 😂 I said maybe next time we can have it with some crispy streaky bacon.
With Pancake Day not that far away I wanted to post this recipe ahead of time so you can get all the ingredients you need. I really hope you try them, you will never look back!
Let me know in the comments below what you like to have with your pancakes!