American-Style Pancakes With Berries
Not just for Shrove Tuesday, these delicious, American-style fluffy pancakes are served stacked high year-round at Harpers Steakhouse, Swanwick Marina, part of Upham Inns. However the chef has shared the recipe if you want to make your own.
135g/4¾oz plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
130ml/4½fl oz milk
1 large local free range egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp melted butter (allowed to cool slightly)
1 Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well blended.
2 Heat a large non-stick frying pan over a medium-high heat.
3 Spoon a portion of the batter into the pan. The surface will begin to bubble. When most of the bubbles have popped (about 3 minutes), flip the pancake, and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes.
4 Stack the cooked pancakes on a baking tray in a low temperature oven to keep them warm while cooking the rest.
5 Pile the warm pancakes onto a serving dish, top with blueberries or New Forest Fruit strawberries and drizzle maple syrup over the top.
For the best tasting pancakes source local, fresh ingredients from farm shops, independent delis and Southern Co-op stores.