I love making pancakes to
1. feel good about the lousy cook in me
2. To savour the pure, unconditional pleasure of biting into homemade pancakes.
So here’s how I made them yesterday and a day before that for two of my very special friends who came home for breakfast :
2 cups Flour
2 Large Eggs
1.5 Cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoon Sugar
2 Tablespoon melted butter
2.5 teaspoon Baking powder
Fresh cream/ whipped cream (optional)
Other optional ingredients could be cinnamon or orange rind or lemon rind, whatever goes with your taste. I personally maintain some distance from cinnamon in my desserts.
So now, you just take two separate bowls.
Bowl 1- Mix Flour, Sugar, Baking powder and salt and keep it aside
Bowl 2- Break the two eggs and beat them (a nice beater makes a lot of difference). Slowly add the milk and melted butter and beat the mixture till its nice and frothy along with a few drops of vanilla essence.
Now slowly add the flour mixture into the egg mixture and beat until smooth. Add a little more milk if you find the consistency to be too thick.
The batter is ready. Now grease your non-stick pan with a little butter and add small amounts of batter and cook until they are golden brown in color.
For serving I lathered my pancakes with sweetened fresh cream and a dollop of strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce and voila! your weekend craving is fixed.