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American Blueberry Pancakes

A stack of American blueberry pancakes makes for a wonderful breakfast or brunch

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  • Makes 6 to 8

  • Total time 40 mins

    plus standing

Ingredients

  • 1 large free-range egg, lightly beaten
  • 130ml (4½fl oz) milk
  • 2tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, plus extra for frying
  • 135g (4¾oz) plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 200g (7oz) blueberries
to serve
  • grilled streaky bacon
  • maple syrup

Preparation

American blueberry pancakes are a classic breakfast recipe that everyone loves, and you can give them your own twist depending on what you fancy. If you don't have blueberries to hand you can always swap these for other summer fruits - like blackcurrants, or raspberries.

The bacon adds a delicious savoury element and contrasts with the sweet pancakes perfectly. Plus, bacon and maple syrup is the classic accompaniment to American pancakes.

You can make up the batter for these delicious blueberry pancakes the evening before. Simply pop the blow covered in the fridge and cook when you're ready. The flour may absorb a little extra moisture so when you take it out give it a stir and add a little more milk if you think it's necessary.

HOW TO MAKE AMERICAN BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

  1. Mix the egg, milk and butter in a jug until well combined. Set aside.

  2. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl, making a well in the centre. Gradually add the egg mixture and use an electric whisk to create a smooth batter. Stir in half the blueberries and set aside to stand for 30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, put the remaining berries in a small saucepan with 2tbsp water and cook for a couple of minutes until just starting to pop. You don't want a mush!

  4. Heat a non-stick frying pan to hot, reduce to medium and brush lightly with melted butter. Allow around 2tbsp of mix for each. Turn once golden on the underside and cook for another couple of minutes. Serve with bacon, maple syrup and cooked blueberries.