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Fluffy American pancakes great for a weekend nibble,
- To serve
- Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. In a separate bowl or jug, 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. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing. Let the batter stand for a few minutes.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. When it’s melted, add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time). It will seem very thick but this is how it should be. Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm (½in) thick.
- Repeat until all the batter is used up. You can keep the pancakes warm in a low oven, but they taste best fresh out the pan.
- Serve with lashings of real maple syrup and extra butter if you like.
ZOOM JELLY (MULTICOLOURED JELLY)
For the banana layer For the raspberry layer You ‘ll also need
2 bananas chopped 200g raspberries 1 litre jelly mould
100 ml double cream 250ml cloudy apple juice Pomegranate
50g caster sugar 50g Caster sugar
Yellow food colouring
First make the blackcurrant layer. Put 6 of the gelatine leaves in a small bowl and cover with cold water, then soak for 1-2 minutes until soft. Gently heat the cordial, lemon juice and 50ml cold water in a pan until nearly simmering, then remove from the heat.Remove the softened gelatine from the water and squeeze any out any excess water , then stir in a few drops of blue food colouring to give a deep purple colour. Grease the jelly mould with a little oil then pour in the jelly. Chill for 2-3 hours until set.