Sunday, January 8, 2012

American Pancakes

Pancakes. Doesn't that single word conjure up fond memories? It is the ultimate comfort food to many of us. When we make pancakes at home, we always make Swedish pancakes, which are very similar to French crepes. Even though I'm very fond of pancakes, I have never had American pancakes and thought it's about time I had one. I'm sure readers from across the Atlantic must be giggling at this post. American pancakes are something of a novelty (!) here and many are frustrated over not being able make these. I was able to whip up these for breakfast yesterday with the help of Mahi's pancake recipe and her virtual assistance. Thank you Mahi, they tasted really good! :)

This recipe yields about 10 small pancakes.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbs sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup milk
1 egg
Oil or butter (to bake the pancakes)

First, mix all the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and add and mix the milk. Sieve the dry ingredients in the egg-milk mixture. Mix carefully. If you whisk too hard, the pancakes will turn out stiff. Make sure there are no big lumps left in the pancake batter, some small lumps are ok. Heat some oil or butter, on a griddle or a pan, at medium flame. Pour about 1/4 cup batter on the griddle. Let it bake and then flip and bake the pancake. The pancakes should be golden brown on both sides. Serve them warm immediately with a slice of butter and maple syrup or honey, the American way, or with jam, fresh fruits, whipped cream or anything of your choice!


Mahi said...

hey..seeing ur post just now Rathai! Pan cakes look yummm!

Thanks for trying it our mentioning my name.ரொம்ப சந்தோஷமா இருக்கு!:):)

Thanks a ton! :D

Only Fish Recipes said...

pancakes look delicious dear :-)I hav started to fell hungry !

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

recipe sounds lipsmacking gooooooood..;P
Tasty Appetite

Rathai's recipe said...

Mahi: Thank YOU, Mahi. Because of your assistance, I was able to make these with ease. :)

Jay and Sonali, thank you guys. :)

Ramya said...

lovely pancakes perfect for breakfast with honey..

Reva said...

Hi Rathai,
Wonderful pancakes... I personally love them. Awesome recipe..:))
Every time I type your name, it brings a smile to my face... very beautiful...:))

easyfoodsmith said...

Perfectly fluffy pancakes.

Rathai's recipe said...

Ramya: Thank you, Ramya. :)

Reva: I am really humbled. You are so sweet. :) Thank you so much.

Easyfoodsmith: Thank you, dear. :)

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

one of my fav.breakfast. looks perfect.

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