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American-style pancakes

American-style pancakes

I love pancakes and I love them even more on Sundays. Actually, I could eat them every day but then I’ll become really fat. That’s the only reason I don’t do it, honestly.


Finally, fluffy pancakes

My recipe of pancakes is quick to do, requires only basic ingredients and make them really fluffy, which is the most important, right? Because yes, there are trillions of recipes of pancakes available but most of the times, you end up with a shapeless, flat bread when following them.

After eating real American pancakes in New York last summer, and bringing home some Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix (THE best), I became fluffy-pancake addict. Because you know, I am French, so if I wanted a crêpe I would have done another recipe! 😉

Wait no more, I am unveiling my tested-and-approved recipe for American-style pancakes.

for 8-10 pancakes

  • 150g flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 50g baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 225 mL milk
  • 1 egg
  • butter (for the pan)



  1. Pour all the ingredients (except the milk and butter) in a bowl.
  2. Slowly add the milk and mix roughly. Don’t make it smooth, you should see lumps.
  3. Leave the mix to rest for 10-15 min at room temperature. Just the time you need to set a beautiful table or take a quick shower. You could skip this step but then you’d compromise the fluffy effect.
  4. Warm the pan and grease it with butter. Pour a ladle of the mix on the hot pan without moving. If the mix is not too liquid (as it should be), your pancakes won’t have time to spread too much and will take a beautiful round shape when cooking.

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For breakfast, brunch or dinner!

That’s it, they’re ready. Now, eat them hot with maple syrup (my favorite), fresh fruits (very Instagrammable), whipped cream, Nutella or even plain. Savory lovers, why not try them with salmon, fresh cheese and a sprig of dill? In that case, don’t add the teaspoon of sugar in the mix.

Feel free to also add anything directly to the mix to make them a little bit more special, like blueberries, chocolate chips or nuts.


You now have a few days to practice until next Sunday. Long live fluffy pancakes!

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