Saturday, June 07, 2014

Delicious American Style Blueberry Pancakes - Jamie Oliver Recipe

I've always loved pancakes. I used to regularly go to Pancake Parlour for my fix of half priced pancakes using the shop-a-docket vouchers. However, I stopped going to Pancake Parlour when a friend brought back good maple syrup from Canada for me and the flavour was just amazing that I didn't want to eat the Pancake Parlour ones any more. I still love pancakes, but the ones I made were always rather dense. So when I saw Lianne's photo of her fluffy pancakes, I asked for the recipe. It turns out it's a Jamie Oliver recipe. It's his Pancakes USA Stylie.

I gave the pancake recipe a go and the results are great. The pancakes are very fluffy and tasty. The recipe is a bit more work than usual but I think it's worth it for the result. They're way lighter than the ones I normally make, using the same ingredients you will have in the fridge most of the time. You can add anything, or nothing else to them. I decided to make some blueberry pancakes as I had frozen blueberries in the freezer.

I used my good maple syrup from Canada and drizzled them all over the pancakes. Oh wow, it was so delicious. I wish I had some vanilla ice cream as well. That would have made them perfect. Next time.

So some tips to ensure you pancakes are delicious

* I beat the egg yolk mixture about until it became quite thick and creamy.

* Make sure you beat the egg whites until they're stiff but probably don't over beat them until they become lumpy.

* Cook one side of the pancake until you can see bubbles and then add your topping and flip them.

American Blueberry Pancakes
Jamie Oliver Recipe
Serves: 4
Time: 20 minutes

3 large free-range eggs
115 g plain flour
1 heaped teaspoon baking powder
140 ml milk
1 pinch salt

First separate the eggs, putting the whites into one bowl and the yolks into another. Add the flour, baking powder and milk to the yolks and mix to a smooth thick batter. Whisk the whites with the salt until they form stiff peaks. Fold into the batter – it is now ready to use.

Heat a good non-stick pan on a medium heat. Pour some of your batter into the pan and fry for a couple of minutes until it starts to look golden and firm. At this point sprinkle your chosen flavouring (see below) on to the uncooked side before loosening with a spatula and flipping the pancake over. Continue frying until both sides are golden.


  1. Definitely a fan of American hotcakes vs pancakes, but I can never be bothered to separate the yolks from the whites. lol.

    1. It is a bit of work but I love how fluffy it is so will do now from now on.

  2. Yum! Do you know what I think is missing though? If you have good Canadian maple syrup, you need some BACON! :)

    1. Yeah bacon would have been perfect but I had no bacon in the house at that time.