How to make coffee shop-style fluffy American pancakes at home

The all-American pancake. Oh how we love them. And third wave coffee shops have been a big part responsible. They’re on virtually everyone’s menu. And for good reason. They’re delicious.

And one of the reasons we love them so much is they’re just so much better than the ones we do at home. Or are they?

We’re going to show you how to make the best coffee shop-style pancakes at home.

What you’ll need;

  1. 50g unsalted butter

  2. Pinch of salt

  3. 200g whole milk

  4. 2 large eggs

  5. 50g caster sugar

  6. 200g plain flour

  7. Heaped tsp of baking powder (not baking soda!)

  8. Maple Syrup and fruit/cream to garnish



Mixing bowl


6 inch frying pan


Melt your butter in a pan or microwave and allow to cool.

In your mixing bowl, add your flour, salt and eggs. Mix Together with a whisk in to a very thick paste. Now add your milk a little at time and keep whisking until it is all combined. It should be the consistency of thick paint.

Dissolve the sugar in your butter and whisk it a little a time in to your flour egg and milk

mixture until there are no lumps.

Heat your 6 inch pan on a low heat and add just a tiny bit of veg oil (quarter tea spoon).

Now slowly add enough mixture (less than you think and it helps to use a ladle!) to just cover the bottom of the pan. With a fish slice, flip over after about 90 seconds then repeat on the other side.

Smother in maple syrup and serve with bacon or sausage or fruit or cream or whatever else you like, it’s all good!

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