How to make Pancakes -6 steps you would love to try
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Pancakes have always been an amazing choice of meal for breakfast. One can take them at any time of the day for a meal since they are quite easy to prepare and eat. Dating back to ancient Greek society, it is usually round but can also take different shapes.
Pancakes are eaten worldwide, 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 were 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 different ways of making pancakes. Since it is an easy meal, a list of items required to make some pancakes is below.
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 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 not to make them too watery; blend them and add them to the batter. It usually gives an entirely sweet taste and makes it 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 become solid in the pan, with a visible amount of bubbles. Take a spatula and flip the pancake to the other side for 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 toppings to the batter before they completely solidify into a pancake during heating or cooking.
After all, these are done, you can have your deliciously made pancakes. Pancakes are usually served or taken with any choicest drinks. One can choose 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.