Homemade pancake recipe

Pancakes, sometimes called flapjacks or hotcakes, are a popular breakfast meal in the U.S. They are not only delicious but relatively simple to make once you get the hang of this homemade pancake recipe. This recipe creates a traditional pancake (sometimes called a Scotch pancake) that is common throughout North America.

Homemade pancake recipe ingredients:

• 2 eggs
• 1 ¼ cups milk
• 3 tbsp butter (or vegetable oil)
• 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• ¾ tsp salt
• 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
• 1 tsp of vanilla (or cinnamon or nutmeg)

If you prefer, you can use cinnamon or nutmeg in place of the vanilla. Many pancake lovers use a combination of two of the flavors. In that case use ½ tsp per flavor or adjust to taste. These are just the most common flavors. Once your comfortable using the homemade pancake recipe, you can experiment with the wide range of other fruits, nuts, and ingredients, used to spice up pancakes.

Homemade pancake recipe steps:

1. Blend the eggs, milk, and vanilla. You can use a blender or food processor at this stage.

2. Melt the butter.

3. Add the dry ingredients to the egg blend.

4. Now add the melted butter to the blend. Stir gently. Do not use a blender or food processor.

5. Let the mixture sit while the griddle heats.

6. Heat the griddle (or frying pan) to 375 degrees.

As the batter sits, it will thicken appropriately. If you over blend the mixture will turn out flat and tough as opposed to fluffy. Likewise, the griddle temperature is very important. If it is too low, pancakes will cook slow and become dry and tough. If it is too high, pancakes cook too fast and become tough, chewy, and burned. If you are using an open flame, set it to medium. If your stove or griddle has a pancake setting, use that instead of the temperature listed here.

You can test that the cooking surface is ready by sprinkling a small amount of water onto it with your fingers. If the water jumps around and sizzles, it is at a good temperature. Now grease the surface with a pat of butter or vegetable spray.

When the griddle is greased and hot, slowly pour ¼ cup of batter for each pancake from a ladle. This is a guideline that makes “average” sized pancakes. Feel free to experiment to find the size you prefer. Always leave 2” more or less of space between each pancake. If unsure, it is always best to use less and then add a little batter as the pancake cooks.

Allow the cakes to cook for approximately one minute. Air bubbles should be forming on the upper surface. Flip each pancake gently in the order you poured them and let that side cook for one minute. Some people prefer a more golden pancake. In that case, flip the pancake again and cook an additional 30 seconds on each side.

Now your delicious pancakes are ready to enjoy. Top with syrup! Or try fruit, peanut butter, or jelly.

31.01.2010. 11:11

Comments

George 16.08.2010. 12:15

Personally I thought this recipe was a failure. I followed directions exactly, including reading and following the tips, and the pancakes browned on the edges on the first side causing them to become cup
shaped therefore when I flipped them they only cooked in the very center on the second side. End result pancakes were cooked on the edge on one side and the center on the other side and the rest of the pancake looked white on both sides.

Kevin White 31.10.2010. 15:08

Everyone in my family liked the recipe, even my picky toddler. The first few pancakes were white, but this is common even with boxed mixes. I turned the pan a little hotter and preheated a little longer, then the pancakes browned nicely.

Amiti 21.02.2011. 11:02

These pancakes are great. I've made them every saturday for a couple months now, and my little sister always wakes me up at 7:30 every saturday morning for pancakes. You can have them sweet or salty, they pretty much go with everything. Oh and if you have a stove which does not have temperatures, i recommend putting the heat on about 4-5 out of 10 (medium). Let it preheat for 5 minutes and then start making the pancakes or else they will be whit. I highly recommend this for families everywhere because they really are a crowd pleaser.

Paul 08.04.2011. 18:18

I absolutely love this recipe! I followed it to the letter and I got the perfect pancakes. I used 2% milk, as well as using half a teaspoon each of vanilla and cinnamon. I also used a non stick pan, which was a breeze using.

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