If I had to choose one recipe that I practically never cook, but that reminds me of home in the best ways possible: I would choose pancakes. As a child, I made them all the time, dropping the whole bag of chocolate chips into the Bisquick batter (because yes, in America – we don’t actually bake, we have shortcuts instead). After a week of sleeping on my friend’s couch, it was evident to me that I needed something to bake. What was easy, fairly simple and a good way to start off a new portion of my life. Pancakes!
You all know the pancake recipe from childhood, but I couldn’t quite remember the measurements and was feeling slightly unconfident about exactly what and where to mix. My solution was to turn to SAVEUR and use their Griddlecakes recipe (minus the strawberries… and anything mildly looking like it could be healthy). To say the least: they turned out delicious and I will be making them for every brunch party I host in the future – and there will be many.
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp oil
- Your additional ingredients go here
- Mix together your dry ingredients in a medium bowl (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar). Add your wet ingredients together (egg and milk) – and beat them together, like you’re planning on making scrambled eggs
- Mix the two together (or if you are me and lazy… just use one bowl and do it all at once)
- Prep your pan with some oil, and heat it to medium-high heat
- Use 1/4 cup per pancake. Wait until the sides are dry/bubbles form – turn and cook. They go much faster than you will think, so keep an eye on it
- Serve with what you have on hand. I chose nutella and cinnamon-sugar… because what could be better?
Without question, these were delicious. Beyond delicious. I absolutely love making the kitchen smell of sweet and sticky baked goodness in the morning. In another life, the chef life was for me (there’s no doubt). This recipe will make around 8 pancakes, so…. enough for two. Cook with some pizazz and eat with vigour.