American Style Pancakes by Luke French

American Pancakes by Luke French

Pancakes are quick, easy and always delicious. Luke French‘s recipe for American style pancakes is fuss free way to kick-start your morning.  There is a video below of Chef Luke demonstrating how to make these pancakes. He also tops them with a lovely combination of smoked salmon and samphire, which would make a lovely evening mean and shows that pancakes don’t have to just be for breakfast!

Makes: 6-8 Pancakes

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 2-3 minutes per pancake


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp of melted butter
  • 1 tbsp of caster sugar
  • 135g of sifted plain flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 130ml of whole milk


Pancakes preparation

  1. Add the egg to a mixing bowl and whisk in the butter until slightly fluffy.
  2. Add the sugar and whisk until smooth.
  3. Sift together the flour and baking powder into a separate bowl.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg mixture. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Add the milk gradually, scraping the sides of the bowl when necessary. Mix until it is a thick smooth texture and use straight away.

Cooking Method

ProWare's American Style Pancakes

  1. Add a couple of knobs of butter to the pan and melt over a medium heat. This will create a nice even coating to the pan. Heat the butter until it froths.
  2. Add half a ladle of the batter to the pan.
  3. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, turn it over using a turner or pallet knife and cook until both sides are golden brown. The pancake will rise to about 1cm in thickness.
  4. Remove the pancake from the pan and keep warm in an oven heated to 90C on a plate or a tray.
  5. Once all pancakes are cooked, serve with a topping of your choice.



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