Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Regular and Buttermilk Pancakes

Learn how to make pancakes by watching this video 
Video by Jenny and David

 Two normal pancakes, a pancake dyed with purple food coloring, maple syrup and vanilla yogurt.

Who doesn't love eating pancakes for breakfast? I've always used the recipe from Betty Crocker's cookbook. As of 2014, I've experimented with adding protein powder in my pancakes, using egg whites etc to give myself more of a protein boost, but to be honest, all it does it modify the taste and make your pancakes a little bit softer and a less desirable consistency. If you are going to eat pancakes, then eat NORMAL pancakes.

  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla (The recipe does not call for this, but I've always added vanilla. Makes the pancakes sweeter).
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (I usually add another one)
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • You can add in blueberries, bananas or any other ingredient of your preference with the batter.
  • Always start with your runny ingredients first.
  • Crack and beat the egg. Pour in the milk, vegetable oil and vanilla (if you want). Beat them all together. 
  • Dump the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in. Beat them all together.
  • Heat up a pan to medium heat with a 1/2 tablespoon of butter. Push the butter around in the pan to get all edges, so the pancake batter will not stick.
  • With a measuring cup put in the amount of batter for a pancake. You can choose how big you want your pancakes to be. I would recommend about a 1/4 cup of batter per pancake.
  • Flip the pancake when a LOT of bubbles appear on the pancake.
  • Feel free to flatten the pancake with your spatula after flipping it.
  • Wait another minute then take the pancake off the burner.
Buttermilk Pancakes:
Buttermilk pancakes are pretty much the same as regular pancakes. From my experience, buttermilk pancakes are easier to flip.
Substitute 1 teaspoon baking powder (Instead of 3) and add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
You can buy buttermilk from your local grocery store or make your own.

How to make Buttermilk:
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice.
  • Let the vinegar and milk sit for about five minutes before using it.

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