Tuesday, March 19, 2013

In the Kitchen: Fluffy, Fool-proof Pancakes

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Home-made pancakes

In my books, the best feeling in the world is waking up to breakfast made with love. The second best feeling? Watching that special someone tuck into the breakfast you've made. If it's home-made pancakes, all the better. And I've finally got the perfect, idiot-proof recipe in my pocket.

Really, I have never been terrific with pancakes. Just ask my sister, she has witnessed pancakes by yours truly that looked and tasted more like tapioca kueh. So when I label this recipe fool-proof, I pretty much mean it. Home-made pancakes are easily done! As long as you keep to the three rules below, that is.

1. Always, always, use fresh baking powder/soda. If they're more than a year old, chuck them away.

2. Never over-mix the batter, or you'll end up with tough pancakes. Lumps in the batter are perfectly okay - if anything, they make your pancakes extra fluffy and delicious.

3. Make sure the consistency of the batter is thick enough that it won't spread on the grill/pan, and voila! You've got pancakes fresh from the pan.

Fluffy, Fool-proof Pancakes
Serves two - adapted from the Recipe that Keeps on Giving, via Esquire

1 1/4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter

Combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl, beat the egg and combine the rest of the wet ingredients. Mix the wet into the dry. Stir until barely mixed - make sure the batter is thick enough that it won't spread on the grill/pan. Keep grill/pan on the low side of medium. Flip the pancakes once bubbles start appearing on the surface. And that's it.

P.S. Thank you if you have been patient with me and checking back. It's been somewhat rough, but I've found my mojo!

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Leave a comment (2)

  1. slightly irrelevant but good choice of cider there ;) -matt

  2. you won't believe where I found these ciders! we'll have them when you're back (:


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