An exhilarating way to start a day is by treating those taste buds with some perfect pancakes for breakfast. Did I say perfect? Well it’s a pancake with a twist.. so how could I call it perfect!! Let’s see. When this ultimate mix of flour, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and butter blend together to hit the hot girdle, a cloud of magical aroma fills in the space. I can see you already close your eyes trying to take a whiff of it. Well you don’t have to wait too long, here’s a quick way to make those aromatic and sizzling pancakes!!
- All purpose plain flour – 1 cup
- Brown Sugar – 2tbsp (if you do not have brown sugar, you may substitute it with white sugar)
- Baking Powder – 2tsp
- Cinnamon powder – 1 1/2tsp
- vanilla essence – 2tsp
- Milk – 1 cup
- Refined vegetable oil – 2tbsp (use oil which does not have any pungent flavour)
- Butter – 2tbsp
How to make a Pancake
Take a wide mixing bowl, add in all the following dry ingredients flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon powder and give it a quick whisk. The idea is to ensure that all of it is mixed well without any lumps.
Now add in the wet ingredients – milk, oil, vanilla essence and whisk again till all the ingredients are well dissolved. Do not whisk it vigorously – mind you! we are not building any biceps here 😉 gentle motion will be well appreciated. Let it rest for about five minutes. Meanwhile heat a pan and throw in the butter and wait till it completely melts. Add this melted butter to the pancake mixture. Now your pancake mixture is good to go.
Heat a deep bottomed nonstick fry pan instead of the usual pan you may use to make a regular pan cake. Here comes the so called “twist” – fill the mixture in a piping bag. Once the pan is hot, pipe in the pancake mixture to form an intricate web. Add in a dash of butter or oil. Simmer the stove and wait till it becomes crisp and the edges start to loosen up. When it’s cooked it slides down almost magically without much nudging. Now you have a dome shaped pancake with interesting patterns. Pipe in the rest of the mixture similarly in batches.
If you want to make regular pancakes, heat a flat pan and spoon in about a half a cup of the mixture. Pour it in the center and wait till its cooked, once it is cooked flip it on to the other side with a spatula. you may try to toss the pancake…come on!!don’t blame me if it doesn’t land where it’s supposed to.
The pancakes can be teamed with a horde of accompaniments. Here are a few suggestions, a Pancake tastes divine with a liberal amount of maple syrup doused over it. It can be kept simple by dusting powdered sugar and cinnamon. If you are looking for some rich textures, a nice butterscotch sauce or chocolate sauce will be a brilliant choice. Last but not the least pancake served with honey and a dollop of whipped cream is almost orgasmic.
It’s about time for you to mix and stir the pancake… let’s whip it up 😉
— Recipe and Images Shared by Gayathri Iyer