Here are two variations of pancakes perfect for the Christmas season, and whether for Christmas Eve or Boxing Day, these pancakes will go down a treat…
Recipe for American Style Pancakes (further items included in methods!)
- 225g flour
- 300ml milk
- 30g melted and cooled butter
- 2 Large beaten eggs
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tablespoon of sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of baking powder
extra butter or oil for frying
Extra ingredients for this pancake are anything you want to decorate and flavour it with…I have used jam for the antlers, blueberries for the eyes and red sugar for the nose, and of course it does have a little syrup!
To cook the pancakes; Put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and make a well. Then add the eggs, melted butter and milk and whisk until the mix is thick and smooth. Put this to the side whilst you heat a pan with butter or oil. Here comes what people may think of as the tricky bit, but I’m here to tell you it really isn’t… For the head; You can pour the mix straight from a jug if you like and create that circle of desired size, but leave a little room in the pan for the ears. Here you simply use a teaspoon to obscure the circle shape to create the ears, you could also use a little more of the mix instead. When it starts to bubble, flip the pancake, being careful of the ears and wait for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer this to your pancake plate. For the nose; You then create another circular pancake, at least half the size of the head…once done, place on top of the head & decorate as desired! Enjoy!!
Suggestions; If making for children, allow the pancake/s to cool a little and give the children a space with choices of decoration and let them create their own style reindeer!
Extra ingredients for these pancakes are, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 2 teaspoons of ground ginger.
To make the pancakes; Mix all the dry ingredients from the recipe, including the cinnamon and ginger. Make a well and add the wet ingredients, mixing until thick and smooth. Heat the pan with butter or oil, pour desired amount of mix into pan, once it starts to bubble, flip and heat for a further 30 seconds to 1 mintue (depending on pancake size).
Suggestions: Can decorate with fresh fruit and syrup. Or you could ‘go all out’ and serve with bacon or ham strips and syrup!
Happy Eating & Merry Christmas!