An American Style Pancake Recipe From Our Talented Chef
For those occasions when a little lemon and sugar simply won’t do…
Pancake Day is fast approaching our luxury hotel in London, and we think there is nothing quite like a stack of America’s finest, drizzled with something sweet to celebrate.
So, if you are looking for pancakes with a little more pizzazz this year, we recommend you try this recipe provided by our Head Chef , who is well-renowned for serving up some of the best food in Chelsea.
Not quite your standard pancakes
- 135g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 130ml milk
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly)
- Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug (if you have one big enough), lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter.
- Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture and, using a fork, beat until you have a smooth batter. Leave this to the side for a couple of minutes.
- Heat frying pan over a medium heat, add some butter or oil (butter is better). When it has melted, add a ladle of batter – size depends on what size pancake you would like. Once the top of the pancake begins to bubble, turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown.
One you have flipped the perfect pancakes, you’ll want to top them off with something sweet. Our favourite choice is a helping of caramelised banana and almond butter.
Gluten free and full of flavour
- 150g almond butter
- 75g honey
- 1 banana
- Once you have made the pancakes, give the pan a wipe down (be careful as it will be hot) place pan back on the heat, add two tablespoons of sugar and stir gently until golden brown and lightly bubbling. Once you have reached this golden brown colour, add banana slices and coat with the golden caramelised sugar.
- In a small bowl, add 150g almond butter to 75g of honey and stir together, add splashes of almond milk until desired texture is reached (more milk thinner sauce and vice versa).
- Add the caramelised banana to the pancakes and drizzle with almond butter sauce.
Once you’ve completed these steps, it’s finally time for you to eat your delicious creations.
If you are looking for somewhere to eat in Chelsea for pancake day during your stay, you can rest assured we will be serving up the best batter in London, along with all the most tantalising toppings.