Who Has the Best Pancakes?
The other day I was craving some pancakes but had no mix so I figured I would make my own.
AllRecipes has become a favorite spot to grab instructions and luckily I had all the ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 TB white sugar
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1 egg
- 3 TB melted butter
So flipping bomb and easy to make.
Simple tricks if this is the first time making your own batter.
- You should mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another
- also beating the egg so it mixes evenly
- pour your wet into the dry. Make sure to really scoop at the bottom so all the batter gets wet.
- Your pan should be at medium heat
- throw a bit of butter in there so you can see when it is time to pour. When it's fully melted and starting to bubble
- The butter will give your pancake this amazing crispy crunch and you don't have to put a ton in, just enough to coat the pan, even if it's a non-stick pan, it's worth it!
- Flip your pancake once you see the air bubbles pop, loads of little popped marks signal it's time
- Then you only need to leave it cooking in the pan for about another 30 seconds to a minute. You don't want that sucker burning.
Finish off with your favorite toppings like the traditional butter and syrup or go crazy with it. I have made them with chocolate chips or even bacon! A super fun meal to have the kids help if you down for a bit of a mess.
You can store left-over batter for up to four days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
This morning I had some fancy Bob's Red Mill Flour, specific for cakes, biscuits and you guessed it, pancakes so I figured I would test the below recipe on my hubs and see which version he liked better. If you are gluten-free this is the type of flour you would probably be using anyway.
- 1 1/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1/2 - 1 cup (I bet you'll need one cup) milk
- 2 TBS Olive Oil (I used butter)
And the winner in our house is ..... Homemade Bob's Red Mill Pancakes! A little more dense but fluffy at the same time. Plus I saved the left-overs in a cleaned out ketchup bottle so tomorrow or the next day I could make some fun letters or characters with my batter, I mean are you really living if you aren't trying to make a pancake Yoda or at the very least a snake or heart, right?