Simple Pancakes Recipe

These pancakes are more of a dessert than a breakfast when you serve them with ice cream, but without the ice cream are are real treat with the fresh make cherry sauce.


1 egg
3/4 cup milk
2 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon granulate sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cherry Sauce
1/4 cup granulated sugar (optional)
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup orange juice
2 cups sweet cherries, pitted and halved (if using canned cherries, replace orange juice with juice from cherries)
1 teaspoon grated orange peel


In a small saucepan, melt the butter.

Beat egg in a mixing bowl until fluffy.

Add milk and melted butter.

Put all the dry ingredients a bowl to combine then add to the wet ingredients and mix well.

Heat a heavy griddle or fry pan which is greased with a little butter.

The pan is hot enough when you pour a drop of water into the pan and it slides around.

Pour a small amount of batter (approx 1/4 cup) and spread it out a little to form the pancake. The number you can cook at a time will depend on the size of your frying pan.

When bubbles appear on surface and begin to break, turn over and cook the other side.

Repeat until all the pancake batter is used.

Stack the cooked pancakes on a plate and cover them with an upside down bowl.

Cherry Sauce

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon.

Add orange juice, cherries and orange peel.

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil until thickened.

Serve with the pancakes.

Add a scoop of ice cream if this is a dessert.