Pancakes – classic and iconic American breakfast
It’s Sunday morning and I was wondering what I should have for breakfast. Out of the blue, I got wind of making a meal in Western-style, American manner! I thought I could share with you my morning clue. I made a decision to showcase you and single out one of the most recognised and conventional breakfast recipes in the USA.
Do you have any recollections of American pancakes? 🙂 You’d better prepare it for your today’s first meal!
They are also named ‚flapjacks’ or ‚hotcakes’ in American slang. These round and fluffy pieces of heaven are usually made of flour, milk, melted butter, salt, sugar, eggs and baking powder. It is a really prompt viand that makes American juveniles and adults so pleased in the morning. It’s not complicated and you’ll truly deal with it.
Pancakes – a traditional version
This is a recipe I have written-down in my notebook. It’s an original preparation list I got from my American friend.
- 200 g flour
- 200 ml milk
- 3 eggs
- 3 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 teaspoon sugar
- 3 tablespoon melted butter, plus some butter for cooking
- 1 teaspoon salt
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add milk and eggs. Stir until smooth. Add butter and mix it again. Leave the batter for 10-15 minutes.
In the meanwhile, put the pan over the oven heat. Melt some butter on the frying pan. Pour some round pullies of the batter and cook it till lots of tiny bubbles start to emerge on the surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute on the other side.
Serve it with your favourite toppings, in particular: a piece of butter, a drizzle of maple syrup or a tablespoon of jam and peanut butter. You may try a fruity variant, for instance: a handful of blueberries, strawberries or some slices of banana.
Pancakes – a healthy option
I dished up my yummy pancakes using the following cooking directions. I reckon that this makes my mouth water, and this pretty fit choice has definitely made my day!
- 8-10 tablespoon oat flour or wheat bran
- 150g natural yoghurt or milk or even buttermilk
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoon baking powder or baking soda
- 1 banana
Blender peeled banana, natural yoghurt and oat flour. Add baking powder. Mix it together. Whisk whites in a separate bowl. Add the yolks to the batter. Mix it through. Add the whipped whites into the pancake mixture and stir gently until smooth. Leave the batter for 10 minutes.
Cook the pancakes on high oven heat. I recommend using a non-stick frying pan. Pour some round pullies of the batter and cook it until a lot of tiny bubbles start to appear on the surface. Flip the pancakes over and cook for another minute on the other side.
Serve it with your favourite fruits or a drizzle of natural yoghurt.
What do you think about that recipe? Send me your thoughts in the comments below!
See you next time!