It’s Pancake Tuesday! Not that I need a festival as an excuse to have pancakes because honestly, I love pancakes! Basic and traditional or savory pancakes, I like them all. Why celebrate Pancake Tuesday? It’s a long story so I searched for the simplest explanation if some are wondering what Pancake Day is all about. Click on this link for more information.
I have a basic pancake recipe adapted from Family Circle‘s cookbook, Cooking: A Commonsense Guide. What I like about this particular recipe is you can add your own touch and variation. For Pancake Tuesday, I made a not-so-traditional pancake – Chocolate Chips Pancake.
Pancake Stack (Basic recipe)
To serve 4 persons:
- 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbs caster sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 60g butter, melted
To serve pancake stack with
- 100g butter, melted
- maple syrup
1. Sift all dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, sugar and a pinch of salt) in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.
2. Whisk wet ingredients (milk, eggs and butter) in a jug and pour into the well (dry mixture) all at once. Whisk well to form a smooth batter. You could use a food processor or hand-held beater if you want.
3. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and let rest in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Now for the little twist I made, I melted 100g of dark choco melts. Let it cool before adding (stirring in a swirl motion) it into the batter. You may also add half a cup of chocolate chips if you wish. I did. 🙂
For other variations, you can add blueberries or even corn kernels for a savory pancake.
4. Heat a frying pan and brush lightly with butter or oil. Pour 1/4 cup of batter and cook over low heat for 1 minute, or until the underside is golden.
5. Turn the pancake over with a spatula and cook the other side very quickly, about 10 seconds. Transfer to a plate and keep warm while cooking the rest of the batter.
For the basic pancake : Whip the 100g melted butter with a wooden spoon or electric beaters. Serve pancakes stacked, warm or cold, with whipped butter and maple syrup.
For the Chocolate Chips Pancake : Melt 50g of dark chocolate melts and drizzle on top of pancake stack.