How to make Pancakes -6 steps you would love to try
Pancakes have always been an amazing choice of meal for breakfast. In fact, one can take them at any time of the day for a meal since they are quite easy to prepare and to eat. Dating back to the ancient Greek society, it is usually made in a round shape but can also take different shapes.
Pancakes are eaten all over the world, sometimes as a ceremonial meal, other times as a regular meal. History has it that pancakes are one of the earliest cereal meals made and was widely spread in prehistoric societies.
What is Pancake?
As the name implies, it is a kind of light meal, easy to make and comes in a round shape that is made up of flour, eggs, sugar or honey, depending on preference, milk, oil or butter and is of course prepared on a hot surface. The pancake is sometimes mistaken for oatmeals.
It is a flat cake and can also be called flapjack, hotcake or griddlecake. Pancakes can be made with different toppings. In different parts of Europe, pancakes are made with a combination of varieties of flavours. Ceremonially, they might take different shapes such as triangles, square, etc.
Sometimes, the potato is added to the batter, producing a potato pancake. These batters varying from place to place, have their different ways of making their pancakes. Since it is an easy meal to make, below is a list of items required to make some pancakes.
List of Items needed to make a Pancake
Sugar or honey
How to Make Pancakes
People usually settle for pancakes because they are quite easy to make and almost always turn out delicious, of course when very well prepared. Also because the ingredients are easy to get and are always at home. To make a delicious pancake for the home, here is a step by step guide to going about it.
A 1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder (one can choose to do without this)
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
2 full tablespoons of unsalted butter
½ teaspoon of salt
1 cup of Milk
After all of these items are set, the next thing to do is to whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt all together in a bowl. Some persons choose to add desired fruits or vegetables to their batter.
Some of the most common fruits used are pineapples, bananas and potatoes. If you have to add any of these, be sure to not make them too watery, blend them and add them to the batter. It usually gives an entirely sweetened taste and makes it either a banana, potato or pineapple pancake.
After whisking the dry ingredients together in step 2, the liquid ingredients like the milk, egg, butter, honey (in the absence of sugar) should be whisked separately in a different bowl. After this is done, the dry ingredients and the liquid ingredients can now be mixed together into a smooth form. Sometimes, a blend of onions and pepper are added too.
You can now take your frying pan and place it on a heated surface, apply some vegetable oil to moisten the pan.
Dish the mixture (about 2-3 tablespoons) of batter and pour into the pan. Allow to heat for a short while, use the spoon to spread the batter to get a round shape in the pan.
Heat until the batter has taken a solid form in the pan, with a visible amount of bubbles in it. Take a spatula and flip the pancake to the other side to get the same results. This should last for a maximum of 2 to 3 minutes. As a thing of choice, one can decide whether or not to add any kind of toppings on the batter before they completely solidify into pancake while heating or cooking.
After all of these are done, then you can have your deliciously made pancakes. Pancakes are usually served or taken with any choicest drinks. One can choose to have fruit drinks or juice, tea or coffee alongside pancakes. Pancakes are rich in protein, calories, fat, potassium, sugar, carbohydrates, sodium, vitamins A, B and C, copper, zinc and iron.