With two sweet-themed holidays right around the corner, why not combine the two into one delicious recipe?
Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day are two of my favorite holidays to celebrate! Believe it or not, I never used to be a big fan of pancakes until discovering American-style ones. My family would always make the thinner, crepe-styled ones and I always hated the texture of them. However after embarking on the glorious discovery of fluffy, American pancakes, I’ve never looked back!
Out of my love for both holidays, I created some yummy Valentine’s day-inspired pancakes. They’re fluffy, sweet, and utterly delicious. Why not treat yourself to some for breakfast on Pancake day? Or cook up a batch for yourself and a loved one for brunch on Valentine’s Day? Any excuse to eat more pancakes, right?
The recipe is based on how I like my pancakes cooked. Feel free to switch out ingredients, add in other bits, and tailor it to your own preference. That’s the fun of baking! Follow the recipe below to make you’re own Valentine’s Day Themed American-Style Pancakes!
Ingredients (Serves Roughly 15 Pancakes)
200g Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
Oil for frying
Edible Heart Decorations
1. Measure out your plain flour, sugar, and baking powder. Place into a clean, dry bowl and begin mixing together. Once mixed, leave to once side for later.
2. Crack your eggs into a new bowl and begin whipping them until they are lighter in colour. To do this, you can use a fork, hand whisk, or an electric whisk if you’re feeling extra fancy (FYI: I’m not that fancy and used a fork).
3. Into a measuring jug, measure out your milk. Once measured out, begin to slowly tip the milk into the eggs and stir until they are completely mixed together.
4. Slowly, begin adding small amounts of your egg and milk mixture into your bowl of dry ingredients and stir. Repeat this until the consistency becomes runny.
5. Preheat your hob on a low heat and add a teaspoon of oil. I used olive oil, but whatever oil you have to hand will work. Begin tipping small amounts of the pancake batter into your frying pan. Let the pancake cook on one side until it begins to lift away from the pan, then flip it onto the other side. Once cooked on both sides, remove from the pan and place pancake straight onto the plate for stacking. Repeat this process until you’ve used up all of your batter.
6. Serve with ingredients of your choice! For flavor, I added some golden syrup and icing sugar to the top. To achieve that Valentine’s Day vibe, I decided to pop on some fresh raspberries and some sweet edible Wilton hearts that are just adorable!
And that’s all there is to it! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and Pancake Day!