Wednesday, 31 October 2012

pancakes for tea

flat and stacked.

i know, pancakes are best eaten with maple syrup. i should make a mental note to myself, to always have bottles of maple syrup stashed at home. because we don't have any right now, and it kills me that i'm making pancakes today.

but i had to. i'm craving for desserts. i've ran out of decent biscuits (milk arrowroot/plain Jacob's biscuit NOT the ones with oatmeals and stuffs) to eat with my beloved nutella... and i somehow am craving for cakes and sweet things. i bet it's PMS.

although i'm actually craving for cheesecakes, moist cakes, or chocolate pies... since i'm so busy these days, i though pancakes for tea would/could do the trick.

i came across this wonderful recipe, it's a pancake recipe for kids. it's really very simple, and i love it - because it's simple of course. but i had a fishy suspicion that this recipe is going to yield 'lempeng' instead of pancakes. well, to those of you who might not be from Malaysia, 'lempeng' is our traditional comfort food that's basically like crepes. i'm guessing they're somehow related, you know, like distant cousins.

and the first one turned out to be a 'lempeng'! haha. i knew it! because the recipe didn't call for using any baking powder. so i took out my good ol baking powder from the cabinet, and spooned a few spoonfuls into the batter and mixed mixed and mixed!

and yeah, so the rest turned out perfectly fine. heheh. i love seeing those bubbles forming on the batter, when it's cooking in the pan. it's like... wow. haha.

however, these are not fluffy pancakes. i'm yet to find out the perfect recipe for fluffy, fat, thick pancakes. 

so... there's my sweet treat for today. it should... suffice for now. haha. i need more desserts! MORE!! 
and i'm actually not really that happy with the pancakes. i don't have any maple syrup to flood them in.

but there's always nutella. so i dolloped a HUGE BLOB of nutella onto the pancaes. heheh. BUT STILL. nutella can NEVER replace maple syrup, when it comes to pancakes. sad me :'(

easy pancake (recipe from best recipes)

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp imitation vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
how to:
  • mix everything together in a large bowl.
  • using a spoon/spatula, mix them together until they form a smooth batter.
  • preheat a non-stick pan, over low-medium heat.
  • melt butter in pan, make sure pan is greased all over.
  • using a ladle, pour batter onto pan, and smooth it out to your desired size using the back of the ladle.
  • leave it on the pan until all bubbles are formed in the batter.
  • using a turner (non-metal if you're using non-stick pan), flip the pancake over.
  • leave it for a few seconds, then take it out of the pan.
  • wipe out the pan with paper towel, and melt butter and grease the pan all over (if you are not using non-stick pan, you have to grease it with butter every time) and repeat until you've finished all the batter.

pancakes are best eaten with maple syrup and melted butter. seriously. trust me. you should eat them with maple syrup. maple syrup maple syrup. haha.

anyhoo, i'm really busy these days. exams are starting next week. please pray for me alright :')

may we always be in Allah's blessings, insyaallah.

baker at heart,


Aneesah said...

Yes. Maple syrup. Must-have.

Somebody shared the Jamie Oliver recipe for fluffy pancakes, I've never tried but maybe you shall:


chikabaker said...

yeayyy thanks aneesah! yes, i'll try this recipe next time :D

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