Pancakes – Basic Recipe

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Do you love pancakes? I do, my husband does, so it’s always something we are happy to eat. For Pancake Day I would always make lots of different pancakes. Some years we have only pancakes and crepes that day, both savoury and sweet, like these rose ones. I don’t share all the recipes each time because I think they would take over. But, the search of making more interesting pancakes, lead to a want for the plain, basic ones that we also enjoy. Hence me making these and sharing it on my blog too.

Basic recipe for Pancakes

If you are looking for a vegan recipe of pancakes, I shared one a few months ago, see here. Those are delicious too.

Ingredients for 10 pancakes:
– 3 large eggs
– 225ml milk
– 225g self-raising white flour
– 2 spoons oil
– 1 tsp and a half of baking powder
– butter or oil for frying the pancakes (optional)

Make the batter by adding all in the ingredients in a bowl. Mix by hand or with a hand mixer. It should take a minute to make the batter. Let it rest while the frying pan is heating, at low to medium heat.

I find it easier if I pour a bit of oil in the frying pan, despite using one that is non-stick. Of course, you can use oil or not, depending on how it’s easier for you.

Using a small ladle, pour the pancake batter onto the frying pan. Leave to cook at low to medium heat for one minute and a half to two minutes. Flip the pancake or turn it with a turner. Leave it on the pan to cook on the other side for about 30 seconds or so.

Repeat with the rest of the pancakes. The secret to them rising beautifully is keeping them over low heat. I say low to medium because, during cooking, I would adjust the temperature. It can be different on your hob, so, make a test with one at low heat. If it doesn’t cook, rise the temperature to medium and lower it back when the pan is getting hot. It takes a bit of time, so use a big pan to cook more at a time.

To make sure I don’t rush them, I use the timer. This also allows me to do something else in the kitchen while the pancakes are cooking without fearing that I will burn them.

Do you like pancakes? What are your favourite flavours?

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