In my family, pancake is one of my boys favorite breakfast. Errrr not just breakfast actually, they can eat it anytime they want. As brunch, lunch or dinner. Here I'm sharing the original pancake which have such a humble ingredients, yet taste sooo good. Unlike any other recipes that requires buttermilk or self raising flour or separate mixer etc, this one is sooo simple that you can prepare it in such a short time.
Making the batter is very easy, it took me about 5 minutes to prepare. It was the cooking part that took longer time. I'm using 1 of 12cm pan, and of course it took ages to finish! So what I do is, the 12cm pancake is for the boys, and I'm also using a 18cm pan for me and hubby. Finish faster! For family of 4, 1 recipe is not enough to feed all the hungry mouths, so I always doubled it up :D
source : Joy of Baking
1 cup of all purpose flour (130gr)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar (i'm using 3 tbsp)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 cup (240ml) plain milk
2 tbsp unsalted butter
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, milk, and melted butter.
- Pour in the egg mixture, all at once, and stir (with a rubber spatula or balloon whisker) until just combined.
- The batter should have some small lumps. (Do not over mix the batter or the pancakes will be tough.)
Heat your frying pan, lightly brush the pan with butter. Pour in the mixture to your preheated pan. Adjust the thickness of the pancake according to your own liking. For evenly browned pancake as shown in the pics, do not brush the pan with butter and use small heat only!
When the surface of the batter has start to bubbly and the bottom of the pancake has turned golden brown, turn it over. Cook again for another 1 minute.
You can use your favorite topping such as maple syrup, jams, powder sugar or fruits. This time I'm using banana and melted dulce de leche. To make the dulce easy to be poured, cook your dulce with a pan and add fresh milk. Continuous stirring until the right texture. Click this link for more infos about dulce de leche. I make several recipes using the famous dulce.