Fluffy Pancakes

Pancakes is one of the most popular breakfast items out there where you can enjoy them at home or even at restaurants and fast food. This pan fried thin flat cake is usually enjoyed with maple syrup, fruits and/or sausages and bacon.

Pancakes had existed since the prehistoric times as archaeologists suggest, earliest versions are a mixture of dry seed flours and liquids such as milk and eggs. It was then baked on hot stones or shallow earthenware pots over an open fire. Since then it did not change a lot as it is using the same concept apart from adding some leavening agent.

Nowadays it is very convenient to make one as there are commercially ready mix available in the supermarket so you don’t have to worry about measuring them individually, the only downside is that it is expensive especially here in New Zealand. Usually a 400g of ready-made mix will cost you in between $4.00 to $8.00 depending on the brand and if you compare that to 5Kg flour which is only $8.00 it is considered a rip off. So we don’t usually buy the ready-made ones and make the mix on our own, trust me it is really easy all you need is flour, baking powder, milk, sugar and eggs.

Ingredients

1 cup self-raising flour (or 1 cup normal flour + 1 tsp baking powder)
2 tbsp caster sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
2 drops vanilla extract
pinch of salt
butter, melted
maple syrup

Method

  1. Sift flour, sugar and salt together into a bowl.
  2. Whisk milk, egg and vanilla extract together then pour into flour mixture, mix until mixture becomes smooth and lump free.
  3. Place a non-stick pan over medium heat and grease with melted butter.
  4. Drop a scoopful of the batter into the pan, cook until bubbles appear on top and turn over to the other side can cook for 1 more minute.
  5. Place butter on top while hot, and pour swirls of maple syrup. Enjoy with fruits, bacon, sausages and/or hotdogs.

15 Responses

  1. Food Jaunts says:

    That’s crazy expensive for some pancake mix! I can see why you make your own, plus it’s way more healthy and you know exactly what you’re getting. I’m liking how thick and fluffy you make yours – I love my pancakes a bit doughy.

  2. We call these crumpets and they are always so enjoyable. I haven’t made any for quite a while, so thanks for the reminder.
    :-) Mandy

  3. Tessa says:

    Good looking pancakes Raymund!

  4. Karen says:

    I would enjoy a stack of your pancakes…they look terrific. I like the small thin ones like yours rather than the thick ones the size of a dinner plate.

  5. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    My husband doesn’t’ need dinner tonight – I’m making pancakes as per kids’ requests! Your ingredients list is simple and I have everything. I’ll give it a try tonight!

  6. Kiran says:

    I agree with Nami — I want this for dinner too!!

  7. Homemade are the best, I hadn’t really done a price comparison.. but it’s staggering. These look perfectly fluffy and yummy with their peach topping:)

  8. Excited to try this! Been looking for really good pancake recipes kasi tinatawanan na ako ni Mommy — nabili ako ng mix! hahaha!

  9. Oh Raymund, now I’m craving pancakes! They look fantastic!

  10. Kristy says:

    Since prehistoric times?! Wow! That is one cool fact. These look wonderfully fluffy and delicious.

  11. mjskit says:

    You picture definitely shows the perfect pancake!!! Now I’m craving them!

  12. lov724 says:

    I didn’t planned to eat pancake today, but I think I must eat pancake tonight!!!

  13. Love 2 Type says:

    now i’m reminded of my bangkok street food… banana chocolate pancake na lang. :)

  14. Carolyn Chan says:

    I have a huge craving for pancakes with bacon and maple syrup now ! Love that sweet/salty, crunchy/soft combination.

  15. learnitalianforfun says:

    Wowo, they look very gnammy! :D

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