Thursday, December 23, 2010


I decided to rekindle my luv for pancakes recently, thinking more of the little one than myself. For my first attempt, I tried the given recipe right off the milk carton. Maybe it was my maiden attempt (after a few decades long), I didn’t like the outcome. I thought it was too cake-y for a pancake. It was not airy, and very heavy.

Hunted for various pancake recipes and after tweaking a few of them, here’s my version:

• 2 cups self-raising flour – to sift first then measure 2 cups
• 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 2 large eggs – sit at room temperature
• 2 and 1/4 cups buttermilk – sit at room temperature
• 3 tablespoons melted butter
• 2tsp of vanilla essence

Sift together flour, sugar, and salt. Aeration causes the pancakes to rise better and therefore become more fluffy. Set your dry mixture aside.

In a separate bowl, beat your egg lightly, do not overbeat. Add melted butter and beat lightly till it blends. Add half of the milk and beat lightly. Add all of the dry mixture, mix. Add the rest of the milk and mix.

Your batter will be lumpy but Never overmix your batter as the lumps will cook out. Approximately 15 secs of mixing is enough, if you want to time yourself.

Using about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, cook until bubbly, a little dry around the edges, then turn over and brown the other side.

Bubbly on top and a little dry around the edges, then flip:

1 set of blueberry pancakes and 1 set of plain pancakes.

If you can't find buttermilk in the supermarkets, which usually happens to me when I needed it most, you can actually make ur own buttermilk with normal fresh milk. Use 1 tsp of lemon juice for every cup of milk, let it sit for 5 minutes and you’ll get buttermilk. Easy? :)

Oh and You can of cos' add fruits to your batter too: bananas, blueberries, strawberries, anything goes!

I am still happy with this recipe and I prefer the outcome of this recipe a lot more. Unfortunately, my dear son's not a pancake eater. He doesn’t like them! Must be a boy/male thing? Bcos both hubster and son do not take to pancakes well.

But I do.

Yummy to Mummy! :)

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