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May 1, 2013

Pancakes

Fluffy Pancakes are hard to resist if you are like a breakfast that’s sweet. They are easy to make with all the ingredients available (often) in your kitchen.
British or English recipes of pancakes do not use Baking Soda and are flat (also known as crepes). This is an American recipe of Fluffy Pancakes for breakfast.
I make them of this thickness (see the pic). It can be thicker too.

Pancakes

Ingredients:
All purpose flour/Maida – 2 cups
Milk – 1.5 cups
Eggs – 2
Sugar – 4 to 5 tbsp
Baking Soda – 2 tsp
Cinnamon Powder – 1 tsp (optional)

How I prepare:
  1. Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them.
  2. Add milk and sugar and beat lightly.
  3. Add Maida, baking soda, cinnamon powder, mix well.
  4. Let it rest for half an hour. You will see tiny bubbles formed by the addition of baking soda.
  5. The consistency should be thicker than a dosa batter. Add more milk to make a thick batter thin, add more maida to make a thin batter thick.
  6. Heat a Tawa/skillet. When it’s hot, pour a spoonful of batter. Do not spread in circles like we do for Dosa. Just pour and lightly touch around (for a tawa that's not non-stick, spread oil or butter before pouring the batter).
  7. The batter will start bubbling slightly in a minute or so, and then you know it’s time to flip it over.
  8. Let it brown evenly on the other side too.
  9. Continue the process for the remaining batter.
  10. Serve hot with honey or fruit jam.


Pancakes are authentically served with Maple syrup. They can also be served with fruits - Bluberries, Strawberries and Whipped Cream, Nutella and whatever sweet and tempting! When I made pancakes for the first time, I bought Maple Syrup. Not sure if it beats Honey in taste! To spike up the flavour, you may add a tsp of vanilla essence to the batter and it will only taste better! 

6 comments :

  1. This looks really simple and tempting...
    But what i wanna know is, can oil or ghee can be used while cooking, so that it doesn't sticks (for those who don't have a non stick tava)...

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    1. Yes, u must.. for Non-'non-stick' tawa, use oil or butter.. Good point, in fact, I'll update it. Thanks navin for spending time on my blog!

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  2. Oh you are welcome dee, in fact I am gonna try this out tomorrow, i'll even show this to my mum and may be upload some photos. Hope I do justice to your recipe.. fingers crossed..

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  3. I tried pancakes finally..enjyd cooking it..nice taste..lukin forward to more breakfast options ..

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    1. Thanks deepi..glad you tried..! posted wheat flour dosa.. breakfast section :) http://rajnisformula.blogspot.in/2013/07/wheat-flour-dosa.html

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