While several mixes are accessible in the grocery aisle, pancakes “from scratch” can’t be beaten. But have no worry: simple pancakes are remarkably quick and effortless to make, and there are plenty of quick and scrumptious variants. There’s even a website full of a variety of pancake recipes that you could make at home.
My grandmother passed this basic recipe down to my mother and aunts. It’s a family favorite.
The best Homemade Pancakes Recipe
Makes 4 to 6 servings. Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, 2 eggs, 1-1/2 cups milk *Add more milk for thinner batter if preferred, as much as two cups total, Butter or oil for cooking
Directions: 1. Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat while mixing the batter.
2. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
3. Beat the eggs and combine with milk.
4. Add the milk and egg mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing gently. Do not worry about some lumps here. Add more milk if you favor a thinner batter.
5. Dissolve a teaspoon of butter or spread a teaspoon of oil on the griddle. This is optional for non-stick types of griddles. When the butter foam disappears, ladle batter onto griddle, generating any size pancakes you prefer. As the pancake cooks, tiny bubbles will show up and pop on the surface of the cake. When the pancake is covered with tiny holes and edge seems dry or cooked, it is time to flip over brown the other side. Each side must take two to 4 minutes to cook. Adjust the heat as required.
6. Serve and enjoy!
To help keep pancakes warm just before serving, you could place them in an oven heated to 200? F for as much as 15 minutes.
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