What better way to begin a new day than to let yourself be intoxicated, mind and body, by a tasty and delicious breakfast, perfect to greet in the best possible way the day ahead? We have gone abroad to seek out a suitable answer to our breakfast challenge, and propose American pancakes, a dessert that is exceptionally popular amongst American families. Among mothers in the land of the stars and stripes, it is an ingrained habit to serve these pancakes - a kind of sweet crepe, but thicker - for breakfast. The thickness is due to the addition of baking powder or bicarb of soda. The pancakes are served with the famous maple syrup (if you've never tasted it, you will probably have seen it in the movies!), but also with jam, custard, chocolate, or, if you really want to feel American, with eggs and bacon.


15 minutes Total time
Serves 3 persons
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In a blender, first blitz the eggs with the sugar, add the milk and then gradually add the flour mixed with baking powder. Heat a frying pan and grease it with a sheet of oiled baking parchment. Then with a ladle, pour a little of the batter into the centre of the pan to form a disk of 6cm or so in diameter. Cook for less than a minute then flip it over and cook for a few seconds more. Repeat until all the batter is used up and you've got a small tower of pancakes. In a small pan, prepare the sauce by melting the butter over low heat and add an equivalent quantity of syrup. Serve on a plate pouring some of the sauce over the pancakes. You can also eat in a more ‘diet-like’ pancake with a little yoghurt and jam. Your pancakes are ready!

Pancakes can be flavoured by substituting other sweet ingredients, such as honey, for the maple syrup.
Although pancakes are commonly attributed to the United States, in fact they come from Germany.

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