With pancake day fast approaching I asked my daughter what could we do to make our pancakes extra special this year…..1st parenting mistake of the day…..she announced ‘Unicorn, pretty, magical’ pancakes….well what else would you expect from a 7 year old!
So after 3 failed attempts we finally got there! Firstly our traditional pancake recipe was too flat so I hunted for an American recipe as they seem to have fuller pancakes. Thankfully Nigella came to the rescue with a perfect American Breakfast Pancake recipe. After all if it’s good enough for the domestic goddess it’s good enough for me!
Nigella’s American Breakfast Recipe:
Ingredients (enough to make a large stack of pancakes for your unicorn extravaganza!)
2 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of white sugar
3 medium eggs
30 grams of butter (melted and cooled)
300ml of milk
225g plain flour
Butter/oil for frying
Plus a selection of different food colouring.
Watch our video on how we made our unicorn pancakes:
Into a bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix and then make a ‘well’ in the middle. Add the melted butter, eggs and some milk. Whisk together. Add the remaining milk and whisk until blended well.
Equally divide the mixture into 4 bowls.
Add food colouring to each of the bowls to make different coloured mixture.
Fry the pancakes on a low heat with hot oil or butter. Add some sprinkles when you flip!
Layer the pancakes on top of each other and decorate.
The kids loved making these, they are so bright and colourful and they really enjoyed watching the pile come together. They also loved eating them and I have to admit I’ve been converted to the American fluffy pancake recipe. They are super delicious and could be served with the traditional lemon and sugar or golden syrup.