Sunday, 8 May 2016

Fluffy pancakes

Children go through food phases. At first they don't like pancakes then they like it. This is totally not my recipe, I found it from the below website. I'm so impressed with how fluffy the pancakes are that I have to document it for future uses. I did substitute the butter with oil as I didn't have any butter on hand. Perhaps it will be more fragrant with butter.  Can consider adding Vanilla Essence too for fragrance. 

Original recipe:

Makes 5 pancakes (think McD pancake size)
In my house I had to double it for my family of four. 

- 3/4 cup of milk
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar (if you don't have then use lemon. Or just don't add, it simply loses the fluffiness)

- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder 
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt

- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil OR melted butter

1) Mix A together and set aside. It's normal to see curdling. 

2) Mix B together and set aside

3) Whisk C into A in a big mixing bowl. Do this just for a few seconds until they are well mixed. You will see some bubbles in your mixture. 

4) Whisk B into (3), either pouring and whisking at the same time or pour all at once, it doesn't matter. Whisk till there are no lumps. More bubbles. 

5) You can choose to cook with oil or no oil. With oil it's more fragrant and has nice crisp at the sides but the browning is not even and you really need to watch the pancake closely as it can burn easily. If you choose not to use oil then you get even browning and it's easier to cook. 

On a flat non-stick pan with low heat, spoon a ladle of the batter and pour into the middle of the pan. 

6) When you see the batter bubble up like this, flip it over. Alternatively you can do 15 squats. By the time you finish cooking your pancakes you would have pre-burnt the calories!

7) This is how it looks after flipping, no oil version. 

With oil version:

8) Serve with honey and butter!