Saturday, 19 September 2015

Pancakes | Recipe

Pancakes are one of my favourite breakfast foods ever- they're so easy to whip up and they're so delicious too. Growing up, I would wake up to a huge stack of pancakes that were drowned in maple syrup and so every time I make these, I immediately recall the happy moments of my childhood. Furthermore, these pancakes don't require a mixer to be made- just a whisk and a bowl! Since these pancakes are so foolproof, this has since become my go-to recipe for whenever I crave warm, fresh pancakes. Everybody needs a go-to recipe, and I guarantee you that this will soon become yours too! The thing I love about pancakes too is that they're so versatile- just like bread you can serve them sweet or savoury. For a savoury dish, serve with bacon and maple syrup, or for dessert, serve warm with a big scoop of good quality vanilla ice cream along with a heavy dose of chocolate syrup- yum!
Pancakes Recipe                                                                                              Recipe by iSaamuel 
135g of all purpose flour,
1 teaspoon of baking soda,
2 tablespoons of sugar,
140ml of milk,
1 egg,
2 tablespoons of melted, unsalted butter,

extra butter if your pan isn't non-stick

1. Into a large bowl, sift together the flour and baking soda. Whisk in the sugar.
2. In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg and the melted butter.
3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and whisk briefly until it's just combined. Make sure no lumps of flour remain.
4. Heat your skillet/pan on low heat. Add a tab of butter and spread it out evenly across the pan if it isn't non-stick.
5. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop a dollop of the pancake batter on to the skillet. Using the back of the ice cream scoop/ladle, gently spread out the batter into a circular shape.
6. Cook the pancake for 30 seconds to 1 minute on the bottom, and only about 30 seconds for the other side.
The pancake is ready to flip when the top appears dry and bubbles are formed throughout its surface.
Tip: After you've flipped your pancake, make sure you do not press down/flatten it down with your pancakes in hopes of trying to cook faster- it won't. All it does is it flattens the pancake into a dense and chewy one. So with this in mind, be delicate with them!
7. Once your pancakes are done, stack them on top of each other and serve with a big tab of butter and lots of maple syrup. Garnish with fresh berries and bananas for a great, indulgent breakfast.

Feel free to incorporate chocolate chips into your pancake batter, or why not add fresh blueberries for a refreshing burst of flavour and texture!

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