15 Nov 2022

2 Recipes To Deliciously Fluffy Homemade Pancakes

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Pancakes are a breakfast staple enjoyed by many people around the world. They can be simple and straightforward or fancier with toppings, but at their core, these are a basic breakfast food that is easily adaptable to many tastes and diets.

History Of Pancakes

The earliest recorded recipe for pancakes comes from a manuscript written in Latin in the 12th century. It describes the process of making pancakes from wheat flour and water and adding a bit of salt to the mixture to make them rise before cooking them on a hot griddle. The batter would have been poured onto a hot surface and then spread out to make a thin cake. Pancake batter would often be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container. It was often thickened with flour and left to ferment for a few days before being cooked. This would make the batter denser and create a “cake” texture that would absorb the syrup well when served.

Pan & Cake! What’s The Deal?

The word “pancake” came into English from the Old French word “pannekueche” which means “little bread.” Pancake recipes began to appear in cookbooks in the 1700s and soon became popular breakfast foods. Modern cooks began to experiment with new ingredients to create different flavors for pancakes such as lemon zest, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips, and cinnamon. Today pancakes are available in restaurants and cafes around the world and are a popular fast food item in many countries.

Many different civilizations have histories of eating pancakes. The ancient Greeks ate a pancake-like dish called galaktoboureko. The Native Americans of the southwest made flat cakes using cornmeal and other grains that were eaten with fillings like meat or fruit. The ancient Romans enjoyed a kind of flatbread topped with honey or fruit syrup that was quite similar to modern crepes.

Let’s Make Some Pancakes!

Making pancakes is a no brainer. It’s a very simple recipe and the results are delicious almost every time. However, these 2 recipes will give you pancakes that are cooked to perfection, moist and fluffy. Set the plate right and you’ll surely feel you ordered these pancakes from a professional outlet. Let’s Go!

The Fluffiest Homemade Pancakes

Ingredients

  1. 200g All Purpose Flour (Maida) 
  2. 2 Eggs
  3. Milk (Full cream works the best)
  4. ¼ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  5. ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  6. Sugar
  7. ½ Teaspoon Vanilla Essence or Extract 
  8. 1 Tablespoon Refined Oil
  9. Butter For Cooking 
  10. Maple syrup Or Honey For Dressing

Instructions

  1. Combine & whip all the wet ingredients except the Milk.
  2. Add Sugar and whip for a minute
  3. Add Maida, Baking Powder & Baking Soda
  4. Mix Well until no lumps are visible
  5. Add milk until the consistency is thick but a bit runny.
  6. Pour about 1/4 cup batter onto a pre-heated non-stick pan or griddle. When the batter forms bubbles and the edges are dry, it is time to flip.. Repeat until the batter finishes.
  7. Stack the pancakes on a plate, drizzle maple syrup or honey over them and enjoy!

Homemade Vegan Pancakes

Vegan pancakes are as tasty and fluffy as the regular ones. This means, you do not miss out on the flavour while following a vegan diet. Despite being vegetarian pancakes with no milk, without eggs, and even without butter, they pack a classic, homely flavor that stacks up to the additional decadent competition.

Ingredients

  • Fine Whole Wheat Flour (Atta)
  • Almond Milk
  • Cinnamon
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Vanilla Essence
  • Coconut Oil 
  • Baking Powder

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk together the wet ingredients in a separate mixing bowl.
  3. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, and pour in the wet ingredients.
  4. Stir the batter gently with a wooden spoon until the flour disappears. DO NOT OVER MIX! It will be a little lumpy. Lumps are good in pancake batter.
  5. Preheat a large nonstick pan. Drop the batter in 1/4 cupfuls onto the pan. Cook until bubbles form. Flip the pancake, and let cook on the other side until cooked through. Serve hot with desired toppings.

Pancake Pro Tips

  1. Do Not Overmix

Stop mixing the batter as soon as it is moistened. In a  fluffy pancake batter, the lumps are your friend.

  1. Let Your Batter Rest

Letting your pancake batter rest for 10 minutes will allow the batter to come together, resulting in fluffier pancakes.

  1. Start with a Test

Treat your first pancake as a test. Take note of how it turns out, then adjust the heat and cook time accordingly.

  1. Bring the Heat

Make sure your pan  is hot BEFORE you add the batter. The heat will start the rising process.

  1. Adjust the Heat

With thicker pancakes, it is a balance between keeping the pan hot enough to turn the outsides golden, without burning them before the insides cook through. Don’t be afraid to adjust as you go.

Where To Source The Ingredients From?

Now that’s a simple one. All the necessary ingredients can be easily ordered up till midnight  via the Milkbasket app and we’ll deliver the entire order by 7:00  AM to your doorstep. What’s more is that you can even subscribe to each of the ingredients for an automated ordering and you would never run out of supplies to make these delicious pancakes every morning.


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