Easy Fluffy Pancake Recipe Made At Home is better than any store bought a premix. Pancakes have a long history, dated back to thousands of years and being cooked on stones. Pancakes are prevalent in every culture. A thin flat almost cake-like texture made from batter and cooked on a griddle is almost like our very own meetha pooda. The basic batter is made of eggs, flour, milk and melted butter. Sometimes batter is made from buttermilk just like my mom used to use a little yoghurt in the pooda. Usually, pancakes are drizzled with Maple syrup.
Interestingly the first ready-mix food that was sold commercially was Aunt Jemima pancake flour as far back as in 1889 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Amusingly, in France, if you touch the handle of the frying pan holding a coin in one hand and make a wish while the pancake is turned your wish would be granted.
From making idly-dosa back home I am making ham sandwiches French toast and today I made Pancakes here in Guadalajara. The pleasure in making them for my 3-year-old grandson is immeasurable. I told him I was going to make him Mickey Mouse pancakes and he said make me a heart shape too Gma!!
Baking powder is used for leavening. Different types of flour like wheat can be used as all-purpose flour is said to be unhealthy. I like making banana pancakes too but I did not have a blender here to do that. You can add other fruits too. The batter can be made in a jiffy with simple ingredients found in every kitchen. The cooking time is also short and can be made like a regular breakfast and not limit it to a special occasion feast.
Ingredients for Easy Fluffy Pancake Recipe Made At Home
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
3 tbsps white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
3 tbsps melted butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
In a bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the centre. Take the milk, egg and melted butter and blend mixture until smooth. Now pour this mixture into the well of the flour and fold in mixing into a smooth batter. Do not beat the flour. The egg makes the pancakes light and fluffy. Add a tsp of Vanilla extract for heightened flavour.
Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium-high heat and spoon a tsp. of butter on it. Pour a ladle of the batter onto the griddle, using approximately and let it spread. Flip the pancake after bubbles rise to the surface. Brown on both sides.
I made a few for Karina, my daughter-in-law and then went about making Mickey Mouse and heart shaped ones for the apple of my eye and he just lapped them up.
Serve hot with a drizzle of maple syrup or honey as I did.