American pancakes are something in between the usual pancakes and pancakes. However, they have a rather original flavor. A spectacular stack of hot pancakes, with a piece of butter melting on top and golden syrup dripping down the bottom, is definitely not something that makes you think twice before eating it.
1.5 tbsp. flour
3 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 large eggs at room temperature
1.25 tbsp. room temp milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 Tbsp (45g) butter for the dough and more as needed
In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg.
In another bowl, whisk the eggs, then add the milk and vanilla extract, stirring quickly with a whisk.
Over medium heat, melt the butter in a large cast-iron skillet or griddle.
Whisking, pour the butter into the milk mixture. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk until a thick batter forms, but not longer.
In a skillet set over medium heat, pour about 1/4 tbsp of batter for 2 or 3 pancakes, making sure they are evenly spaced apart. Fry until bubbles appear on the surface and the bottom is golden brown (about 2 minutes). Then flip with a spatula and cook for about 1 minute more on the second side. Serve immediately or place on a platter and cover with foil so the pancakes don't cool as quickly. Do the same with the remaining batter, adding oil to the pan as needed.
Pancakes with batter: Once bubbles appear on the surface, sprinkle the pancakes with slices or cubes of fruit, pieces of chocolate, nuts, etc. Turn over with a spatula and fry for 1 minute more, being careful not to let it burn.