Dad's Pancakes

Makes roughly 6 medium-sized (5") pancakes.



  1. Measure out the flour and add the other dry ingradients in a bowl.
  2. Make a well in the centre and add the egg.
  3. Stir the egg in the well, gradually incorporating the flour and adding milk to maintain a thick creamy consistency.
  4. Beat the batter to add air and remove lumps.
  5. Cut up the bacon into small (1") pieces.
  6. Preheat a thick-bottomed pan and add oil to thinly cover the pan.
  7. Ladle one or several pools of batter into the pan; they should spread to roughly 5" in diameter.
  8. Quickly press either 4 or 5 blueberries, or two rashers' worth of bacon into the top side of each panckake.
  9. Fry over a medium heat until the top side has formed bubbles and has lost its liquid sheen (usually around 3 mins).
  10. Flip and leave for another minute or two; both sides should be golden brown.
  11. Serve with butter and powdered sugar (Dutch style), or maple/golden syrup (American style).

Traditional English-style