I got a call in the morning from my friend inviting me over for pancakes – something he had promised me for my birthday last week and we never came around to making it happen.
So I rolled out of bed, got ready, and grabbed my brand spankin’ new Kitchenaid Hand Mixer that I had bought way back in December.
Finally, I arrived at his place and soon after, we began to make pancakes. He took charge of the prep & cooking, while I documented it in pictures using my iPhone 6+.
Prepping for Pancakes
- 1 1/2 cup of Flour
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 1/2 cup of Milk
- 2 tbsp Butter, melted
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
The DO-ING part:
- Mix all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar).
- Create a small well in the centre and place an egg in it.
- Pour milk into the mix, and then the pure vanilla extract and melted butter.
Let’s take a moment to enjoy this butterface .. getting melted.
- Using an electric mixer, mix the ingredients together for about 5 minutes.
- Set aside for 15 mins.
The Making Of: PANCAKES!
- Place a large frying pan over medium heat.
- Scoop about a 3/4 cup of pancake batter and slowly drop it on the pan.
- With a spoon, carefully flatten and spread the batter in a circular motion to expand the size of the pancake (careful not to make it too flat!)
- The best time to flip the pancake is when you start seeing bubbles form on the top of the cooking batter.
- Then, flip!
It should be approximately 2 mins on each side. Just make sure to always keep it over medium heat and never high. It will burn the pancakes!
The finishing touch
Pancakes are not REAL pancakes until you add delicious Canadian maple syrup over it!
You can also get a little bit more creative and make variations of your own by topping it with fruits (berries and bananas!) or savouring it with Nutella (acceptable alternative to Canadian maple syrup).
How do you like your pancakes? 😉
Tiny Chef xo