Ingredients135g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 large egg (lightly beaten)
2 tbsp melted butter (cooled) or olive oil, plus extra for cooking
Method1. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a bowl.
2. In a separate bowl lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter.
3. Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture, beat until you have a smooth batter. Any lumps will soon disappear with a little mixing. Let the batter stand for a few minutes.
4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter. When it's melted, add a ladle of batter (or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time). It will seem very thick but this is how it should be.
5. When the pancake begins to bubble, turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm (½in) thick.
6. Repeat until all the batter is used up. You can keep the pancakes warm in a low oven, but they taste best fresh out the pan.
7. Serve with lashings of real maple syrup and extra butter if you like.