Saturday, December 6, 2008


I learned how to make pancakes when I was ...maybe...9 or 10 years old. I made them recently for breakfast, after a really long time and was flooded with memories of my childhood. This was one of the first things I could cook from scratch without anyone's help and ma allowed me to make it quite often :)

The thumb rule that I remember for pancakes is 1+1+1.

1 cup of milk
1 egg
1 cup flour, sifted.
Mix all three in a large bowl and add some salt. Let it rest in the fridge, covered, for at least half and hour.
In a small non-stick pan, add a little oil and ladle in the batter, enough to cover the base. Once it bubbles, flip the pancake and cook the other side. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes in all.

You can make them thick or thin, as you prefer. To make thin pancakes, simply add some milk to the batter.

Serve hot with honey, peanut butter, Nutella, cheese spread, jam, marmalade, sauteed mushrooms....whatever you like!! We had ours with honey and with bacon rashers.


aditisen said...

I love pancakes with maple syrup. The funny thing is it is so easy to make pancakes from scratch but I know very few people who do it. People are usually in awe when you say of course I make pancakes from scratch.

Dutch said...

I like to eat mine with sliced bananas. I sometimes add a little cinnamon or vanilla to my batter too. You're so right Aditi - I don't know why people think making pancakes from scratch is so hard. It reminds me of those old commercials for homemade Rice Crispy treats. The mom is sitting in the kitchen reading a romance novel or something. When her family comes home, she sprinkles some flour on herself, and comes out of the kitchen acting absolutely exhausted, as if she's been slaving over a hot stove for HOURS to make her family a special treat. I guess the moral of the story is, if they don't know any better, work it to your advantage.

Kurush F Dalal said...

must ask rhea to post a parsi spin off of pancakes .... CHAAPAT - they're made very thin with added vanilla and a nutmeg+cardamom powder and they are eaten plain at tea time or with clotted cream for breakfast ...... ahhhhhh the memories!!