fluffy homemade pancake recipe
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do you buy a premix batter for pancakes? try out this fluffy homemade pancake recipe and you will never buy one again. my daughter-in-law brought the premix from mexico. and when i served my fluffy homemade pancakes, the premix was relegated to the back of the pantry shelf.
pancakes have a long history, dated back to thousands of years and of being cooked on stones. pancakes are prevalent in every culture. a thin flat almost cake-like texture made from batter. and cooked on a griddle is almost like our very own meetha pooda. the basic batter is made of eggs, flour, milk and melted butter. sometimes, the batter is made from buttermilk. just like my mom used to add a little yoghurt in the pooda. usually, pancakes are drizzled with maple syrup. and i am making good use of the original maple syrup my friend got me from canada.
interestingly the first ready-mix food that was sold commercially was aunt jemima pancake flour .this was as far back as in 1889 in st. joseph, missouri. amusingly, in france, if you “touch the handle of the frying pan holding a coin in one hand and make a wish while the pancake is turned your wish would be granted.”
fluffy homemade pancake recipe
baking powder is used for leavening. different types of flour like wheat can be used as all-purpose flour is said to be unhealthy, so i mix wheat flour and flour. you can make banana pancakes too just by adding mashed banana to the batter or you can add other fruits too. the batter can be made in a jiffy with simple ingredients found in every kitchen. the cooking time is also short and can be made like a regular breakfast and not limit it to a special occasion.
I love cooking generally, but the pleasure in making them for my grandsons is immeasurable. i told Arian, i was going to make him mickey mouse pancakes. and he said: “make me a heart shape too gma!”
if you are looking for a healthier pancake recipe then the beetroot pancake is just right for you.
INGREDIENTS for fluffy homemade pancake recipe
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup wheat flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp sugar(i used demerara sugar)
2 cups milk
3 tbsps melted butter(optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
maple syrup or honey to drizzle
firstly, in a bowl, sift the flours, baking powder, salt and sugar. make a well in the centre.
next, take the milk, egg and melted butter and blend mixture until smooth.
consequently, pour this mixture into the well of the flour and fold in, mixing into a smooth batter. do not beat the flour.
the egg makes the pancakes light and fluffy.
finally, add a tsp of vanilla extract for heightened flavour.
Now, heat a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat and spread a teaspoon of butter on it.
pour a ladle of the batter onto the griddle, using approximately and let it spread.
flip the pancake after bubbles rise to the surface. brown on both sides.
serve fluffy homemade pancake recipe hot with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey as i did.
when I visited Kashmir, I found this amazing honey which was taken from an apple orchard and it tastes out of this world. Top with some chopped strawberries, banana or grapes.
after making some round pancakes for karina, my daughter-in-law, i went about making mickey mouse and heart-shaped ones for the apples of my eye and they just devoured them.