Friday, August 8, 2014

My Way Pancakes

Pancakes are one of the mandatory items for American breakfast ... and every restaurant that serves breakfast and brunch here in the States must have this Menu item, and some places have all kinds of flavors.

But as a simple things in life lover, including cooking, American pancakes are too heavy for me. 
They are like parachutes: when they hit the stomach, they open! 
And you get the feeling that you ate a whole whale.

Therefore, I decided to make my version, more simple and lighter.

1 egg
1 cup of milk
1 cup all purpose flour
1 full tablespoon of sugar
1 pinch of salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Mix all ingredients in a blender.

Heat a nonstick skillet, over medium heat.
When it's hot, place a spoonful of batter in the center, without SPREADING it!
Use a large spoon, a serving spoon or a small ladle.
Depends on the pancake size you want.

The dough will form small bubbles on top and will release itself from the bottom, you don't need to play with it. 
When the batter loses brightness and gets matte on top, it's time to turn.

Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown.

Transfer pancakes to a serving dish, butter and drizzle it with honey, right away.

If you want, sprinkle ground cinnamon and serve.

You can diversify the sizes of your pancakes.
How about making mini pancakes for the kids?
Or a mega pancake for dad?

Are you alone?
Make the amount of pancakes you want, and if you still have batter left, store it in a container in refrigerator.
But use it the next day!

How about adding a special flavor?
Add a teaspoon of cinnamon to the batter!