Who would have ever thought that homemade pancakes can be so lovely and sentimental, especially during major and important celebrations such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Valentine’s Day? These days are probably the best moment for anyone to make homemade pancakes with a right reason to do so. Since pancakes are so easy to make and have simple ingredients which you can just easily get from most grocery stores or supermarkets, it’s considered as one of the most preferred homemade foods by all people. The homemade pancakes eaten nowadays have various shapes and tastes with many different ingredients.
Eating pancakes for breakfast has been a tradition for years especially in European countries and in America. Even though pancakes may have a variation of flavours, the most popular homemade pancakes would be the buttermilk pancakes. Majority of pancake eaters and lovers would prefer the homemade ones over the store-bought ones because the homemade pancakes are much healthier and tastier. Not only that, the homemade ones are also tend to be more ‘unique or creative’ in terms of its flavourings and shapes, not to mention that if you make your own pancakes at home, you’ll be able to save a lot of money.
Making your own pancakes at home is also fast and easy. Since pancakes made at home are much more valued and well-received, there was once a National Pancake Day during the 1600s in England. For a taste of homemade pancakes, try the following pancake recipes:
Classic Wet and Mushy Homemade Pancake Recipe
Ingredients: 1 egg
1.5 cups (350ml) of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
3 tablespoons of melted butter
1 cup (125g) white flour
3 tablespoons of sugar
½ tablespoon of baking power
½ tablespoon of salt
½ tablespoon of baking soda
Mix all measured ingredients into a large bowl and whisk lightly.
Make sure not to whisk it too long to avoid the batter from turning hard.
Make sure that the mixed batter is not runny.
Leave the batter for a few minutes.
Heat the frying pan or griddle to a medium high heat (oil the pan or griddle if necessary if your pan or griddle isn’t a non-stick as this is important so that your pancakes won’t stick on the surface of your pan/ griddle).
Wait until the pan is properly heated, then pour in the batter using a scoop.
Cook each of the pancakes for about 2 minutes. Keep on flipping both sides of the pancakes and make sure that you cook your pancakes on the pan until the colour turns golden brown on both sides of the pancakes.
Your pancakes are best served hot and you can garnish your pancakes with a few dusts of cocoa, fresh fruit slices, and icing/ powdered sugar.
Among the popular pancake toppings that you should try include butterscotch sauce, jam, ice cream, canned fruit pie fillings, honey, cream cheese, cottage cheese, chocolate syrup, peanut butter, caramel, and whipped cream.
You may also sprinkle on some spices like cinnamon or chocolate chips or slices of bananas and blueberries.