Friday, December 30, 2016

Basic Pancake Recipe | Soft and Fluffy Pancakes | Easy Breakfast Recipe

I always relate Crepes and Pancakes as mildly sweetened versions of our dosa😛. When I was in Paris, I had tasted a variety of Crepes since it is very common in Cafes for breakfast. I have tried it at home quite a few times and they are super awesome. It didn't make it to the blog since I was not satisfied with the pictures. In Sydney, these Pancakes and Waffles are famous in Cafes. I have tasted it in few places and I wanted to post a basic pancake before trying other variations. Both the pancakes and crepes can be served as breakfast along with a cup of milk or coffee.
Happy is a huge fan of Peppa Pig series and in that she loves an episode where Daddy Pig makes pancake by flipping it high. So, she always asks me to make the pancakes and flip it high😆. Though we will not flip it high like Daddy pig, she enjoys making it.  Stories apart, let us move on to the recipe:

Ingredients:
Self Raising Flour - 1 Cup(Check notes for unavailability) Milk - 3/4 Cup 
Egg - 1(check notes if you need eggless) 
Sugar - 1 tbsp 
Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp(optional) 
Butter - as required(to grease the pan)
Method:
1. In a wide mixing bowl, add the flour, egg, sugar, vanilla essence and mix it well. Then slowly add the milk and whisk it all together until a smooth batter is formed. (For easy mixing, you can beat the egg, sugar, vanilla essence and milk together. Finally, fold the flour carefully in batches)

2. The batter should be similar to our dosa batter and should be in pouring consistency. When the batter is ready, heat a pan(dosa pan). Grease it with butter.
3. Take a ladle full of batter and pour it. (To pour the batter, I  have used my 1/4 size measuring cup for getting same sized pancakes). It is not required to spread like we do for our dosa. Wait until holes are formed. (tile 3 in the below image).
4. Flip and cook the other side for a minute. Transfer it to a plate.
Serve the yummy pancakes by drizzling maple syrup or honey on top of it. You can also serve it with whipped cream.
Points to remember:
  • If you don't have self-raising flour, then mix 1 cup of plain flour/maida with 2 tsp of baking powder. (If required sieve it once)
  • If you prefer eggless pancakes, then skip the egg and add 1/4 cup not very sour yoghurt. You can also use 1/4 cup extra milk and a tbsp of oil to skip the egg.
  • Usually, the pancakes will not be very sweet and hence it should be paired with maple syrup or honey. The sugar quantity mentioned gives very mild sweet pancakes. If required you can increase the sugar quantity.
  • If you prefer chocolate pancakes, then you can add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and 1 tbsp of extra sugar. Also, you can use melted chocolate.
  • You can add a small ripe banana for spongy banana pancakes.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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