Who has time to make a pancake from scratch when you’re rushing out to get to work or school? With our busy lifestyle, we sometimes don’t have the leisure of measuring this and adding dollops of that then whisking it all together to create a masterpiece that is loaded with deliciousness and rainbows.
Homer’s mishaps in the kitchen aside, that’s what mixes are for, right? But taking the effort and time to make these are rewarding in itself. And hey, it’s fun as well! You can tweak them a bit, too.
I had this recipe written down as part of our T.H.E (Technology and Home Economics) lessons in high school. For those from the PH, you know this.
Anyway, I used to look up for recipes online. I like baking from scratch because I find mixes a bit dense. They sometimes taste weird or some other thing I can’t describe. For those who like to use mixes, I’m sorry for offending you.
I tried several pancake recipes but the end product would be like some sort of crepe. That or something entirely chewy. I never tried them again. Then, I had stumbled upon my very old notebook and found the recipe.
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
6 tablespoons sugar (I recommend using light brown sugar)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
4 tablespoon margarine/butter, melted
1. Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl.
2. Make a well at the center of the mixture then add your wet ingredients. Mix well until large lumps are dissolved. Do not overmix!
3. Place pan on medium to low heat. Grease griddle pan/ frying pan with lightly with butter. It is best if you use a nonstick frying pan. Once pan is hot, pour a laddleful of the mixture.
4. When air bubbles break, turn the cake over to cook the other side.
5. Serve with syrup, nutella, butter, or you may enjoy it as is.
MAKING IT MORE FAB!
You can add a bit of flair into your pancakes by adding chocolate chips. Before air bubbles start to break, sprinkle onto the cake. Once bubbles start to form, add a bit more batter onto the chips to cover it up. Doing so would prevent the melted chocolate from sticking to the pan. Don’t be afraid to experiment. 😀
DON’T WANT TO MAKE IT JUST YET?
No problem. Mix dry ingredients as per instructions and store in an airtight container, away from direct sunlight. If you are ready to make the cakes, just mix the wet ingredients in. 😀
Sorry if the quality of the photos aren’t good. The lighting inside the kitchen kinda sucks. 😀
Voila! There you have it! Pancakes! Pat yourself on the back for the effort! 😀
Enjoyed this post? Do you have any pancake recipe fails