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About this Recipe

One of my most frequent questions I get asked is ‘What can you cook on a barbecue?’ and I always answer with what you should be asking ‘What can’t you cook?”

The concept of an outdoor kitchen is that, depending on the kit you have, there is more you can cook than can’t. I much prefer to cook outside than inside, it is my favourite place in the world – outside with my fire! So even when I have the craving for American pancakes for brunch with lashings of maple syrup, I light up the fire and start preparing my pancake mixture ready for cooking outdoors. I used my Quan, which is a plancha style barbecue, but just retrieve your skillet pan or crepe pan and go outdoors.



1 cup (120g) plain flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 cup of milk
3 tablespoons melted butter 
1 large egg

Recipe Instructions

Whisk the milk, butter and egg in a bowl.  

In another bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and mix till you have a smooth consistency.

Using a brush, coat the cooking surface in a thin sheen of butter. 

For each pancake, spoon 3 or 4 tablespoons of batter (or 1 soup ladle) onto the cooking surface. 

Cook until you see small air bubbles popping on the surface then carefully  flip over and cook the other side for a minute or two.

Transfer to a plate and cover with a clean tea towel to keep warm.

Makes six to seven delicious fluffy American style pancakes.

Now time to smother in maple syrup and enjoy with a hot cup of coffee… outside.


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