Last night I didn’t feel like cooking a savory meal so instead I made some thick fluffy pancakes which looked like my pancake clip art with the melting butter. I love pancakes because they can be can be eaten anytime of the day and can made specific to your taste, by adding sweet or savory [...]
Last night I didn’t feel like cooking a savory meal so instead I made some thick fluffy pancakes which looked like my pancake clip art with the melting butter. I love pancakes because they can be can be eaten anytime of the day and can made specific to your taste, by adding sweet or savory ingredients.
Normally I prefer savory dishes over sweet but last night I had a bit of a sweet tooth. How could a girl pass up the idea of having warm melted butter, freshly squeezed lemon juice and a dash of sugar sprinkled over these delicious pancakes.
When I am making pancakes I like to use 2 to 3 eggs however this time I only had one egg in the fridge and some custard powder in the cupboard. Thankfully custard powder is mostly made from egg and it adds a nice taste and golden color to the pancakes which looks similar to the pancake clip art graphic I designed.
This is an easy pancake recipe to follow especially if you haven’t cooked pancakes before. The pancake mix only requires a few ingredients which are listed below but remember you can add to this which I will explain later.
For your first attempt at making pancakes it’s probably a good idea to follow the recipe until you feel comfortable with experimenting with different flavors. If you want your pancakes to taste sweet just add a little sugar to the pancake mix.
To make the pancakes start by separating out the white and the yolk of the egg into two different bowls.?Combine 1 cup of plain flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 teaspoons custard powder and 3/4 cup of milk to the yolk and mix to a smooth consistency.
Whisk the egg white with a pinch of salt until it forms white peaks. Lightly fold the egg white into the batter making sure the batter is a consistent color.
Heat your pan on a low to medium heat and add a little butter. Pour some of the batter into the pan and rock the pan so the batter spreads out, then return it to the heat. Once the pancake is covered in holes flip the pancake over.
When the pancakes are cooked they should be a light golden brown and will smell fantastic. If you notice the batter thickening just add a little extra milk to thin out the pancake mix. Remember to rinse out the mixing bowl otherwise the pancake mix will set hard and it will take you forever to clean it out.
If you decided not to add sugar to the pancake mix you can serve the pancake stack with a knob of butter. Everyone who is at the table can then decide if they want savory pancakes first with a bit of ham and cheese, followed by sweet pancakes butter and maple syrup, honey, jam or my favorite lemon juice and sugar.
Pancakes make a wonderful dessert, breakfast or evening meal that everyone will enjoy. There are so many pancake recipes to choose from you could make a buttermilk pancake mix one week followed pumpkin pancakes the next.
Have fun making homemade pancakes and if you want to make a plate of pancakes as a gift you can download this pancake clip art graphic and make a cute gift card or thank you card.