One of my son knows the recipe for making pancake by heart. Does this tell you that we are fond of pancakes? However, we like our pancakes made from fresh ingredients like eggs, some corn oil, milk and flour. It doesn’t take long to mix the batter. A good whip is essential though.
All good pancakes must have good maple syrup to accompany them. Plus butter that melts. Hungry Jack is the commonly available brand here.
Here are two types of pancakes – plain and banana and brandy soaked raisins.
Flour – 1 cup or about 180 gm
Baking powder – 2 teaspoon
Bicarbonate of soda – a pinch
salt – a pinch
sugar – 2 tablespoons
Mix dry ingredients above in a bowl. Make a well.
One egg – beat
Milk – 1 cup or 200 ml
1 tablespoon oil – preferable olive oil
Mix the batter until there are no lumps. Leave to stand for 30 minutes or until bubbles form on the surface.
Use a non-stick pan and fry. Do not use any oil.
Pour a huge tablespoon and leave for a while until bubbles burst and form tiny holes. Flip over and brown the other side.
Serve pancakes with a dollop of butter and maple syrup.
If you like to add in other ingredients, you may try mashed bananas, peaches, raisins and even cheese. However, the pancake texture will no longer be fluffy. Sometimes, I add a bit more salt and less sugar. Then, my children can dip the pancakes in curries instead.
Try making some from scratch. It certainly tastes better than the pre-mix ones because it doesn’t have the ‘dry and metallic’ taste of too much bicarbonate of soda.