HomeRecipesShaun Rankin’s American Pancakes There’s nothing like a thick, fluffy pancake for breakfast, and Shaun Rankin’s American pancake recipe works wonderfully as a weekend treat. If needed, you can pre-cook the pancakes and just flash them for 10-20 seconds in the microwave to reheat when you want to serve. Ingredients For the pancakes: 2 eggs 170g of caster sugar 140g of unsalted butter, melted 340g of plain flour, sifted 1/2 tsp baking powder 450ml of skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla essence To serve: 120ml of maple syrup 150g of pecan nuts, chopped Method 1 Whisk the eggs and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. 2 Add the butter, flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla essence. Mix well, making sure there are no lumps. 3 Place a dry crêpe pan over a medium heat. Once hot, pour in half a ladle of batter, immediately tilting the pan with your other hand to spread the batter evenly. 4 Cook until the edges begin to colour and you see small bubbles appearing all over the surface, and then flip the pancake 5 Cook for a few moments on the other side and then slide onto a plate. If you want to serve straight away, keep warm until all the pancakes are cooked. 6 To serve the pancakes, top with pecan nuts and drizzle with maple syrup. Recipe courtesy of Shaun Rankin for Great British Chefs.