This is meant to be a unique recipe in order for you to create delicious pancakes from scratch that actually taste like a delicious breakfast treat. Depending on how many people you are cooking for, you may want to add or subtract to the ingredients, but once you get accustomed to the method behind making these pancakes it should become pretty straight forward.
The desired taste of the pancakes will be delicious and mouth-watering like being in a first class breakfast diner. The desired presentation should be golden brown pancakes that scream "eat me!"
Things You Will Need:
Â· Cooking spray
Â· Milk (I prefer evaporated milk or cream for thicker pancakes and more flavor) (3/4 cup)
Â· Flour (1 cup)
Â· Baking powder (1 teaspoon)
Â· Salt (1/2 teaspoon)
Â· Eggs (1 egg)
Â· Butter (2 Tablespoons)
Â· Sugar (1 Tablespoon)
Â· Lemon extract (or if preferred, vanilla extract) (1/4 teaspoon)
First, take out a skillet or cooking pan of choice, coat it with non-stick cooking spray so that the pancakes can be flipped easier, and heat it up to about low-medium to medium heat depending on your stove. [You'll know when the pan is golden pancake ready by dripping a little water on it. If it jumps and sizzles immediately, then the pan is heated properly and is ready for the pancake batter.]
Second, mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add in flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar and mix all of the ingredients together thoroughly.
Third, put butter into the microwave and heat it until it becomes soft enough to be mixed in with the rest of the batter. Also, break egg into a separate bowl and slightly whisk.
Fourth, after butter is warm and soft and the egg is whisked, add them with the other ingredients. At the same time, add the rest of the ingredients together and mix together. This includes the milk/cream and lemon extract. The desired batter consistency should look and feel slightly thick, but do not over mix as this will make the batter too tough.
If you've been sure to do the water test, you should know whether or not your skillet is hot and ready. The reason why you want your skillet to be heated properly is to get that golden brown effect of the pancakes. If you pour the batter and the pan is not ready, your pancakes will suck. Seriously, they will. We're going for both deliciousness and that golden brown presentation.
So now that your pan is all hot and ready; use slightly less than 1/4 cup dry measurement and pour the pancake batter onto the cooking pan. If the pan is heated to perfection, the pancakes should not take very long to become golden brown.
After a little over a minute or when they begin to bubble slightly, begin to flip the pancake with a frying spatula first by scooping the sides of the pancakes to loosen them a bit, and then slide the spatula under them. Quickly flip it on the other side and allow it to cook on that end as well for a little under 2 minutes.
Just continue this process with each new pancake and you should be fine. Remember, don't leave them on too long or else they'll become too dark and burned. Also, if you find that one side needs more cooking, just flip it back over and let the pan do its work. Use your own taste and cooking discretions.
After your pancakes are done, simply serve them with delicious pancake syrup of your choice. Bon appÃ©tit!
If you want to fancy it up a bit, you can add something extra to the ingredients such as cinnamon, chocolate chips, bananas, blueberries, or even apple sauce. This recipe can be customized to your choice so you can perfect it for you and your audience and make up a fancy name for it!