Saturday breakfast pancakes

Inspired by lovinghomemade, I made a batch of Nigella’s American pancakes for breakfast yesterday.

Saturday breakfast pancakes ©The House of JonesThe recipe comes from Nigella Bites and is also available on her website, but I’ve typed it out for you, with a few little comments:


  • 30g unsalted butter (I just used whatever spread we had)
  • 225g plain flour
  • 2tsp baking powder (heaped)
  • 1tsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 300ml full fat milk (I used semi-skimmed)
  • 2 eggs
  • butter for frying pancakes


  1. Melt the butter and set aside to cool slightly while you get on with the rest of the batter.
  2. In a wide-necked jug, measure out the flour and add the baking powder, sugar and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. In another jug, measure out the milk, beat in the eggs and then the slightly cooled butter, and pour this jug of liquid ingredients into the jug of dry ingredients, whisking as you do so. Or just put everything in a blender and blitz it!
  4. In a frying pan, pour small amounts of batter from the jug, or spoon out small discs. When you see bubbles erupting on the surface, turn the pancakes over and cook for a couple of minutes, if that, on the other side.
  5. Serve!

Homegrown strawberries ©The House of Jones

Nigella suggests serving with bacon and maple syrup, but we had ours with butter, golden syrup and fresh strawberries from the garden. Delicious!

Saturday breakfast ©The House of Jones

Ooh by the way, if you want to scale down – I made just half the batter for The Bert and I which was plenty for two of us – it made 7 generous-sized pancakes.

Back soon with this week’s happies!

Jones x

About thehouseofjones

Hello! Thanks for visiting, it's lovely to see you! I'm Jones, I'm 31, and I live with my husband (The Bert) and chinchilla (JB) in Gloucestershire. When I'm not at work I love crochet, sewing, cooking, baking, taking photos and dabbling in a bit of gardening and grow-your-own, and this is what I write about mainly. That and the general chit chat of life. So, take a look around, comment if you'd like, just make yourself feel at home really!
This entry was posted in Cooking, General chit chat, recipes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Saturday breakfast pancakes

  1. They look delicious and thanks for the mention!

  2. Pingback: 52 weeks of happy (25/52) | The House of Jones

  3. Kate says:

    Jones, these look divine; can you budge up and squeeze another one in for breakfast? (and home-grown strawbs, what a treat!) Have just spent a happy 10mins catching up properly with your blog… where does all the time go?!… I love it x

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s