Blueberry Pancakes

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Blueberry Pancakes[edit]

Making batter is a useful skill to learn and the small size makes these pancakes perfect for first-time flippers! Here’s a handy tip – if you leave the batter to stand for half an hour before adding the fruit and cooking it, it has a much lighter texture

  • Preparation 10 mins
  • Cooking 20 mins
  • Serves 8

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Ingredients[edit]

  • 150g (5oz) plain flour .
  • 1 tsp baking powder .
  • 3 pinches of salt .
  • 1 egg .
  • 150 ml (1/4 pint) milk .
  • 30g (1oz) caster sugar
  • 125 g (4oz) fresh blueberries .
  • 1 large banana, peeled and sliced (optional) .
  • maple syrup (optional)

Equipment[edit]

  • sieve
  • metal spatula .
  • mixing bowl .
  • wooden spoon .
  • whisk .
  • measuring jug .
  • large frying pan .
  • serving spoon or ladle .
  • dessert spoon

1. Sieve the flour, baking powder, and salt into the mixing bowl. Stir in the sugar with a wooden spoon and leave to one side

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2.Crack the egg into a bowl, add it to the milk, and whisk them together. It is best to do this in a jug so the mixture can be poured easily in step 3.

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3. Pour the milk and egg mixture into the flour and beat with a wooden spoon. Gently fold in the blueberries, taking care not to crush them.

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4.Over a medium heat, melt a quarter of the butter in a large frying pan. When the butter begins to bubble, you are ready to start cooking!

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5.Ladle two spoonfuls of batter into the frying pan. Fry the pancakes for 2 minutes or until bubbles appear on top and the undersides turn golden.

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6.Use a metal spatula to flip the cakes. Cook the other side for 2 minutes, or until the cakes are cooked through. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

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Helpful Hints[edit]

  • Serving Tip- These pancakes taste great served with slices of banana and some maple syrup.
  • Tasty Twists- The blueberries can be replaced with 1 large banana (chopped) in step 3. You can even try plain pancakes, served with lemon juice and sugar or maple syrup