Fluffy Pancakes with Summer Fruit Compote..

Finally its PANCAKE DAY!! Yay!! I have been saving this recipe especially for today!

These American style pancakes are so damn good I may never make a 'crape' pancake again. They are so fluffy and so srummy, piled high and smothered in butter and syrup or fruit compote.

The recipe is thanks to my wonderful American friend Lauryn but the fluffiness, I believe, is down to making your own baking powder. When we first made these pancakes we were out of baking powder and had to make our own. We found that what ever we made with our homemade baking powder was just amazing and so fluffy. So that is now the 'said' way to make pancakes, but you can of course just use normal baking powder. :)


for pancakes
1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar
1 egg, beaten
3 tbsp melted butter or oil
1 cup milk

for summer fruit compote
2 cups of frozen mixed summer berries
2 - 3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp lemon zest

for baking powder
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 tsp bicarb
that will equal 1 tsp of baking powder.


for pancakes
1. Mix the flour,baking powder, salt and sugar in a bowl. In another bowl, combine the egg, butter and milk.
2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing just enough to combine. Do not beat.
3. Heat your pan until it is HOT and add little oil/butter. Each pancake should be about a 1/4 cup measurement .
4. Cook the pancakes until the tops begin to rise and bubbles dot the surface. Turn and brown on the other side. About 3 minutes altogether. (keep warm in a low oven while you cook the rest)

for the compote
1. Place the berries, zest and sugar over a medium heat and cook down. About 10 minutes. Taste for sweetness. Serve hot or cold.

These pancakes can be very versatile, for something different you could add blueberries to the batter or even bacon and go all out American. What ever you do they will be delicious!

And on that note of deliciousness I will love and leave you ( I have weigh in...eeek).

 HAPPY PANCAKE DAY and happy cooking.

syns - ALLOT...sorry.


  1. Oh my gosh these look amazing. I'll definitely look at making my own baker powder too!


    1. It so does the job! I was amazed I'm not sure why there is a difference but there is! Happy baking xxx