Best Homemade Pancakes

Pancakes or waffles are our weekend breakfast treat.  I usually made pancakes from a mix, but since I had forgotten to buy it at the store, I searched for a homemade pancake recipe and I have been using it for the past couple of months. It has been tweaked a little bit to adjust the sweetness of the batter.  These pancakes come out less cakey than what you would get from a mix, they are bit more compact, yet fluffy which I like better.  If you feel your batter is too thich, add about ¼ cup more milk a little bit at a time, since this is supposed to be a thick batter.

This is a basic pancake recipe, so you can add any flavoring you want to it.  Maybe some almond extract, or grated chocolate…. or both.  I made a maple-orange syrup for myself (my husband doesn’t like me putting orange into things… maybe one day he’ll learn to appreciate it…)  I have included the recipe below.

Helga

Best Homemade Pancakes

Best Homemade Pancakes

A Foodies’ Kitchen Original Recipe
Yield: 6 Pancakes

Ingredients:

1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Procedure:

  1. In one bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla extract.
  3. Make a hole in the middle of dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients into it.
  4. Whisk wet and dry ingredients until combined. Do not over mix the batter. It can have some lumps remaining.
  5. Set the batter aside to rest for 5 minutes before cooking.
  6. Heat the frying pan over the medium-high heat and brush it with few drops of oil or butter (you can use paper towel f you decide to use oil).
  7. When the frying pan is hot, pour about ¼ cup of the batter onto the frying pan
  8. Cook pancakes on one side for about 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Flip pancakes using the spatula and cook again for about 1-2 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Serve warm and with desired topping.

Maple-Orange Syrup

A Foodies’ Kitchen Original Recipe
Serves 1 

Ingredients:

½ cup maple syrup
⅛ cup orange juice
¼ teaspoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon butter

Procedure:

  1. In a small pan add the syrup, orange juice and orange peel. Bring to a simmer and add the butter, whisking until the butter has incorporated well.
  2. Let is simmer for a few minutes over low heat.
  3. Serve over pancakes.

Best Homemade Pancakes

Best Homemade Pancakes

Best Homemade Pancakes

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