Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pancake Party

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!


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         the cheeky-sugar-high kahfi and the eager pancake-freak-sweet-tooth khaleef


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.






  1. 2 cups of flour
  2. 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 1/2 cups of fresh milk
  5. 2 teaspoon of olive oil
  6. lil bit of salt & sugar to taste


  1. 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!
  2. pour the batter onto the hot pan using a ladle
  3. simply scoop the batter enough to fill the ladle – this should form a nice little circle for the shape of your pancakes
  4. wait a couple of minutes before flipping the pancake to the other side
  5. i think this’ll make about 7 pieces of pancakes
  6. 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!



my pancakes!


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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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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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…


Affieza said...

Wow..bestnya pancake tu...

lina said...

syigim - mmg sedap dan senang...akak pun dh lama tak buat and anak2 mmg suke

amirah said...

yummy MIL used to top it dengan sambal ikan bilis kering and saya suka with susu pekat..

ICA said...

Syigim, you buat this preggy lady tersangat LAPAR!!!! the pancakes looks sooo yummy....I've been making the same thing for breakfast high time to change to pancakes pulak. Dah lama tak makan. I'm sure the girls would love em too coz they do love sweet maple syrups..hehehe.

Nadiah Sidek said...

baru perasan dah lama tak buat pancake!

adzsha said...

igt nak buat pancake after seeing that pic on fb..semangat dah! tiba2 teringat maple syrup sudah abis huhuhu trus cancel!

Fara said...

apam balik itu nmpk sungguh menyelerakan! lapar terus

Syigim said...

>> affieza, pancake mmg best gile! nyum!

>> kak lina, tu la senang & cepat. with 3 boys kena masak benda yg cepat2 sedap2 ;)

Syigim said...

>> amirah, wah! ni pun 1st time dgr ni! thanks for menambah idea2 :) serunding pun berlambak lagi ni bwk dr msia ari tu. bole try :)

>> ica, ur pregnant so when u teringin - MUST BUAT tau!!! nk makan tu! ;)

Syigim said...

>> nadiah, pe dlm perut nk makan kot! ;) cepat bancuh pancake tu!

>> lin, xde maple syrup bole makan with honey, jam or nutella? xminat? :)

Syigim said...

>> haha, fara. topik psl pancake, dia komen psl apam balik plak ye hihi

Pala Maldini said...

aku cuma pernah makan pancake yang kat McD je..

Syigim said...

pala maldini, i LOVE the one in mcd too, tp mahal sgt la utk brape keping tu je. buat sendiri ni, makan 4-5 keping pun rasa best hihi

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