Mornings in my kitchen come alive with a symphony of sizzling sounds designed to tickle the taste buds. The star of the show? My homemade pancakes! Honest-to-goodness, you haven’t truly had breakfast until you’ve tasted these fluffy, syrup-drinking wonders.
Growing up, pancakes were a weekend treat, a sweet symbol of Saturday childhood bliss eaten in cute cartoon PJs. Now, I love whipping up a good old-fashioned feast of pancakes for my nearest and dearest, flipping light and lovely golden discs until the kitchen is chock-a-block with pancake pyramids.
The key, my friends, is passion. You’ve got to pour your heart and soul into every batter ladle. I prefer using fresh and wholesome ingredients – we’re talking farm-fresh eggs, creamy buttermilk, milled flour, a dash of homemade vanilla extract, and a pinch of sea salt.
Oh boy, when the ladle hits that hot griddle, and the batter sizzles, it’s pure magic. I like to keep a hawk’s eye as the pancakes rise and bubbles form and burst. When they reach this prime, they’re begging to be flipped, and who am I to deny them?
Sometimes, I like to jazz it up, throw caution to the wind and toss in a handful of blueberries, chunks of ripe bananas, or sinful chocolate chips into the mix. Hey presto! Suddenly it’s not just a pancake; it’s a taste bud trip to Yumsville! By the time they’re browned to perfection and have soaked up a good dollop of syrup, believe you me, they’re as tempting as a Vegas jackpot.
So, there you have it folks! Just a glimpse into my kitchen theater. So, next time you’re feeling a little flat (get it?), remember there’s nothing like a homemade pancake to help flip your day right side up!
- Gather all ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of white sugar, 1 1/4 cups of milk, 1 egg and 3 tablespoons of melted butter.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter.
- Whisk ingredients together until smooth.
- Let your batter rest for a few minutes before cooking. This gives the baking powder time to activate and makes for fluffier pancakes.
- Preheat a lightly oiled pan or griddle over medium-high heat.
- Pour or scoop the batter onto the pan, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake.
- Watch for bubbles to appear on the surface of the pancake. When the edges look set, flip the pancake over and cook the other side until golden.
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Serve your homemade pancakes hot with toppings of your choice – honey, maple syrup, fresh fruits or whipped cream. Enjoy your meal aka Bon Appetit.
That was fresh!