Griddle Cakes

Preparation info

  • This recipe makes about 10 pancakes

    10 cm

    in diameter.
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

Appears in

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

By Colin Spencer

Published 1986

  • About

These American-style pancakes have a slight crunch to them and are splendid for brunch or the more ambitious weekend breakfast. They are excellent with summer soft fruits, and go well with butter, honey, maple syrup and sour cream.


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 100 g/4 oz/2 cups fresh white breadcrumbs, toasted
  • 1 egg
  • 65 g/2Β½ oz/β…” cup plain/all-purpose flour
  • 150 ml/5 fl oz/β…” cup sour cream
  • 150 ml/5 fl oz/β…” cup milk
  • Β½ teaspoon baking powder seasoning to taste


    Melt the butter in a frying pan, mix in the breadcrumbs and stir for a moment. Mix the egg and flour together, then add the sour cream, milk and baking powder. Fold in the breadcrumbs and season. Oil or butter a hot frying pan or skillet and fry spoonfuls of the mixture, turning them over when the surface of each is marked with bubbles.