pancake is easy to make, and SO delicious to eat! my boys and i just LOVE pancakes. where does this yummy dish come from? such a simple dish, such great taste!
it’s is said to originate from centuries ago – it’s not as difficult to make like a cake, and as easy to cook in a pan – thus the name; pan-cake – pancake!
they’re cheap, quick and not a fuss to make!
there should be THREE key ingredients : flour, eggs and milk. throw in a pinch of baking powder to ‘lift’ the pancake up, with lil bit of sugar and flour to taste.
YOU NEED :
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of fresh milk
- 2 teaspoon of olive oil
- lil bit of salt & sugar to taste
STEP BY STEP :
- mix everything to create a thick batter, but not too thick – it’s fine if it’s runny. it’s also okay if it has lumps – it will be smooth as it hits the pan!
- pour the batter onto the hot pan using a ladle
- simply scoop the batter enough to fill the ladle – this should form a nice little circle for the shape of your pancakes
- wait a couple of minutes before flipping the pancake to the other side
- i think this’ll make about 7 pieces of pancakes
- serve hot!
it’s so fluffy and light! and i love the brown coloration on top of the pancake. it gives it character! kalo tak brown tak cantik! haha. as i flip and flip and stack ‘em up on the plate, i was already salivating. i can’t wait to gobble them all up!
i used maple syrup, but you can also enjoy your pancake with butter, jam, ice-cream, honey, whipped cream, icing sugar or chocolate syrup – anything you want! i even found a blog where she made pancakes and serve it with chicken rendang!
see, anything goes!
do this too :
- you can add sugar, cinnamon or chocolate chip to make it sweet; or add cheese, or cut up tomatoes to make it savoury
- you can even add coconut or oat (for healthier pancakes! hihi)
- you can garnish your pancakes with fresh fruits like banana, strawberry or peach; and top it off with ice-cream!
my baby sisters azot & syidot on their yummy time at paddington house of pancakes – without me! uhuk uhuk
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FUN IDEAS FOR PANCAKES!
make shapes! as you pour in into the pan, you can try and shape it into a square one, or a triangle. or make breakfast for your cik abang with heart shape. ask him to bring some to work. heart-shaped pancake from the wife? surely it will be the talk of the office!
use a bigger pan, make a bigger pancake! let your kids pretend that they’re eating a pancake of a giant so they have to eat it fast and silently before he finds out! surely you’ll get a few minutes of perfect behaviour and blissful peace and quiet!
add food coloring? i don’t know how this would turn out, but the idea is strangely intriguing! imagine waffles with rainbow colors, or your kids’ fav cartoon theme colors – like red and blue for spiderman, or ben10 green!
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TYPES OF PANCAKES
pancake are also called hotcakes, flapjacks and lempeng! hihi.
this is uttapam, an indian-style pancake. this was served to me as breakfast at the hospital when i had kazim. it has onion and tomato cubes probably stirred together with the batter before it’s fried.
if you like this version which is thin and slightly bigger – it’s called ‘crepe’, the french version of pancakes. this one we had at the shakespeare cafe, with cut up banana and chocolate. the model in that picture is khaleef when he was 2+! comel aje hihi.
in malaysia, we have our version of pancake too. it’s called apam balik! haha. it’s shape is round and flat, folded into half with sweet corn, sugar and crushed nuts as filing. there are two types of apam balik – thick, fluffy and soft, and another one thin, crispy and juicy.
aku suka yang rapuh, rangup tu! sedapnya!
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sweet and tasty. soft and yummy. one bite, and you definitely will go for another bite. and another, and another… ok, i’m off to make another batch of pancakes…