Only one more day until Pancake Day! I thought I'd share this recipe that we've used for years. I originally learned it from a friend who used to make us pancakes when we lived in Japan. They're somewhere between American style and UK style. They were so yummy...and still are!
2 cups (270 g) flour
4 tablespoons (50 g) sugar
2 tablespoons (15 g) baking powder
1/2 teaspoon (7 g) salt
2 tablespoons (30 ml) melted butter
2 cups (500 ml) milk
a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg for a different flavor (mix with dry ingredients)
chocolate chips (mix with all ingredients)
blueberries or bananas (mix with all ingredients)
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
Combine butter, eggs, and milk in another bowl.
Add liquid ingredients to powdered ingredients and stir with a fork until it is mostly combined. It's okay to have a few small lumps.
Heat a pan over medium heat on the stove and melt a bit of butter in it. I use a ladle to scoop the pancake mixture and pour it into the pan. You can make the pancakes as large or small as you like. You'll know it's time to flip the pancake when lots of bubbles appear in the batter. Take a spatula and flip the pancake. Cook on the second side for a minute or two. The pancakes should be light to medium brown on both sides when they're done.
Add whatever toppings you like: syrup, honey, peanut butter, butter...and enjoy!