American pancakes

American pancakes
Makes: 20-24 pancakes
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  • 500 gr flour
  • 32 gr baking powder
  • 30 gr white sugar
  • 5 gr salt
  • 750 gr milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 50 gr melted butter
  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, white sugar and salt in a bowl.
  2. Crack the eggs and whisk them.
  3. Add the milk to the eggs. Whisk until blended.
  4. Add the milk and eggs gradually to the dry ingredients and whisk to make a thick smooth batter.
  5. Finally, stir in the melted butter. Pass the batter through a fine strainer to remove any lumps.
  6. Heat a frying pan. Melt a knob of butter in the hot frying pan and pour some batter into the pan to make pancakes about 10 cm across. Pivot the frying pan until the batter is equally spread and form a thin layer about 5 mm thick.
  7. Bake until the top is dry and holes start to appear, then flip the pancake over carefully with a spatula and bake the other side until done and golden.
  8. Remove from the frying pan on a plate and keep warm until serving on top of a pot with boiling water. Continue baking until the batter is used up.
Stuff to know
This recipe will make about 20 pancakes.
Serve with jam, maple syrup, sugar, blue berries, caramel or chocolate sauce, etc.
The base of the pancakes is sufficiently cooked when the top is dry and holes start to appear. This is caused by the baking powder.
Use enough butter to keep the crepes from sticking to the frying pan but not too much, or the pancakes will have a buttery taste. You can reheat the pancakes in the oven when they are not immediately served.