Yay, everyone loves pancakes, right? Thin or thick, they are both delicious. Lots of people are familiar with the thin British version. But for a more luxurious brunch feeling you can opt for a fluffy American pancake. Just the picture makes our mouths water. We explain how to make fluffy pancakes yourself. Spoiler: patience is a virtue.
- 1 egg yolk
- 2,5 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 large egg whites
- pinch of baking soda
- olive oil
- two bowls
Egg yolk mixture
Take a small bowl and put in it the egg yolk and one tablespoon of sugar. Beat the mixture with a mixer.
Then add the milk and mix the mixture again. Sift the flour and baking powder above the mixture. Then mix well with a spatula until smooth.
Egg white mixture
Take a new bowl and put in the two egg whites along with a pinch of baking soda. Beat the ingredients with a mixer until a frothy mixture forms.
Slowly add the rest of the sugar (1.5 tablespoons) and mix through to form a meringue.
You now have two bowls. One with the egg yolk mixture and one fluffy meringue. You are now going to carefully combine these two together.
Use your spatula to scoop some of the egg white mixture and add it to the bowl with your egg yolk mixture. Then mix it through, you’ll see that the mixture now starts to look like a pancake mix.
Then add some more of the egg white mixture. You do not mix this with a mixer, but you spoon it in with the spatula. Add the last bit of egg white and gently mix this in as well with a spatula.
Making pancake mixes like this is a bit different if you are used to thin pancakes. And baking fluffy pancakes is different as well. Take your pan and put it on low heat. Add a little olive oil, but not too much.
Scoop the batter into the pan with a large spoon or ice cream scoop. Then cover the pan with a lid and let it stand for about four minutes.
Your pancake is not ready yet. Spoon some more of your pancake mixture on top of your pancake. Cover again and let stand for another four minutes.
Carefully check the bottom of your pancake with a spatula. If it’s good, the pancake will release easily. Then you can carefully flip it over.
Cover the pan again and let it stand for another four minutes. Well, we said: patience is a virtue.
When the pancakes are lightly browned and cooked, you can spoon them onto the plate. You can serve them just like other pancakes with powdered sugar, some butter or syrup. Or go for banana with walnuts and honey, delicious!
Nom, nom, nom!