Pancakes are such an integral part of American breakfasts. But I had never even tasted them till about a year ago. In Goa & Mumbai, the Catholics make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, but those are British style pancakes- you know thin pancakes, served as a roll with sweet fillings like jaggery.
The first time I tried American style was at McDonalds breakfast, over a year ago (they are served as hot cakes there). They are served simply, hot off the griddle with some maple syrup mixture & butter. It may not have been a foodgasmic moment for me, but I kept going back for the pancakes & really grew to like them.
So a couple of months ago I decided to try making pancakes from scratch. Very few ingredients are needed, if you bake at home you will probably have all of them, at least I did. I sent my mom out to get maple syrup & she came back with that, plus Betty Crocker pancake mix (looks like she didn’t have faith in my cooking ability, I showed her!) I found the mix very annoying to work with, & didn’t enjoy the resultant pancakes at all.
So after I was done with that horrible mixture, I made some of my own! One word? Delicious. Second word? EASY!
Yes. My mom loves them. Yet to try them with dad but I’m pretty sure he’ll love them too! (Or I’ll kill him! Just kidding. No, I’m not.)
I realize that many of you may have already tried this. But as I said, this is so awesome & easy that if even one of you feels inspired to try this (& does so!) after reading my blog, then my job here is done.
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
5. I don’t bother with measuring the amount of batter, I just pour. That results in unevenly sized ones but they’re just as tasty. If you want them slightly thinner you can try spreading the batter delicately just after you pour it.