Preparation Time:- 30 minutes
Cooking Time:- 10 minutes
Pancakes are liked by most of us. It could be eaten without any special occasions. Its easy to make and it take less time to prepare and cook it. These pancakes are light, fluffy and a great recipe for a weekend brunch. To make it more happening try to add a large handful of fresh blueberries to the batter before you start cooking.
135g/4¾oz plain flour
1 tsp baking power
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
130ml/4½fl oz milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp melted butter and allow to cool slightly or olive oil, plus extra for cooking
1. Firstly swift the flour, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl. Now in a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg, then whisk in the melted butter.
2. Now pour the milk mixture in the flour mixture and, by use of a fork, beat until you get a smooth batter. If there is any lumps, then that will soon disappear with a little mixing. Now keep the batter stand for a few minutes.
3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium flame and add a knob of butter in it. When the butter is melted, add a ladle of batter or two if your frying pan is big enough to cook two pancakes at the same time. If it seem very thick then don’t be afraid as this is how it should be. Now wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are golden brown and the pancake has risen to about 1cm (½in) thick.
4. Repeat the step until all the batter is used up. You can keep the pancakes warm in a low oven, but they taste best if fresh out the pan.
5. Serve with lashings of real maple syrup and extra butter if you like.
Now if you need some extra-fluffy pancakes then substitute self-raising flour for plain flour and you still have to use the baking powder. You can also serve the pancakes with fresh strawberries and good vanilla ice cream. You can also use half buckwheat flour and half plain flour to be served with maple syrup and bacon. For the last tip, you can also add one teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the buckwheat batter which you can serve with caramelised apple slices and thick double cream. These are few notes to keep in mind to get different tastes.