Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Breakfast Pancakes

Pancake is thin, round shape cake prepared from a batter and cooked on griddle or frying pan. Pancakes are absolute favorite item for breakfast at my house. First I use to make pancakes from a box mix but then I thought why not make it from scratch? And once I got the recipe right, never went back for the box mix. Commonly made with All Purpose Flour, recently I tried making them with half wheat flour and half All Purpose Flour to make it little bit healthier.

1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Wheat Flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbs Sugar
1 Cup milk (plus 1/3 cup if required)
3 tbs melted butter
More butter as required for frying
For Serving
Pancake Syrup as required

Sieve together wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add melted butter and gradually add one cup milk and mix to make a batter. Don't over mix the batter. If you think batter is too thick gradually add  remaining 1/3 cup milk. Batter should be of pouring consistency but not too thin. Now heat griddle or frying pan, add little bit of butter and pour the batter to form a circle about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Once you see bubbles on top flip the pancake to cook the other side. Remove it on a plate and drizzle with pancake syrup, top it with butter if desired.
Enjoy your light and fluffy pancakes. 

Quick Tips-: If you have some fresh or frozen berries on hand add some in batter.