Chocolates filled with meringue

Pancakes with strawberry syrup

Homemade pancakes

Another weekend- another batch of fluffy pancakes.

These are the best pancakes I have ever made. It’s a big statement I know, but they just turned out perfect. And the recipe it very simple and easy, so this will be the basic recipe I will use from now on. I found the recipe on the food section of BBC’s homepage and made a few changes here and there, like adding vanilla. I love vanilla and add it to a lot of the things I bake. You can – almost – never have too much vanilla.

They are just plain and basic pancakes, so I wanted to serve them with a new kind of syrup. I made strawberry syrup. You can make any kind of berry or fruit syrup you like, I just tried it out with strawberry this time. I think that blueberry would be an obvious choice for next time.

Recipe for pancakes

Fluffy pancakes


135g plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

Beans from 1 vanilla pod

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp caster sugar

130ml milk

1 large egg, lightly beaten

50 g butter


Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla and caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter. I always use my dl. Measuring jug – one bowl less to wash up afterward.

Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and beat until you have a smooth batter. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing. Let the batter stand for a few minutes.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. When it’s melted, add a ladle of batter. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm thick.

American pancakes

Recipe for strawberry syrup


5 tbsp. of maple syrup

5 tbsp. of  strawberry marmalade (I used one without pieces of fruit)

50 g butter


Add all ingredients in a pan and gently heat it.

There, that’s it.

Pour into a little jug and serve with the pancakes.

Strawberry syrup

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