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OUR PANCAKE TRADITION THIS WINTER WITH MR WASHY : A DEFAULT RECIPE

This has been our tradition for a few weeks now. PANCAKES!!! Ever since we found a pancake recipe online and modified it to be our own, Mr Washy has been asking for it every time he is home for breakfast (as in every non-work day for him).

We have been gladly obliging to his request. Not only do we enjoy making pancakes (they are so easy and make us look so professional), we do think the pancakes make good substantial breakfast on cold winter mornings.

We have tried egg pancakes and we have tried eggless ones. The eggless ones turned out, well, OK. They were passable but they just didn't have the texture and the way egg pancakes rise so beautifully. The trick is to pour enough batter so that it becomes a thick and fluffy pancake. It takes some practice for that but we have finally (we think) mastered it.

Mr Washy reckons this recipe (we would think minus the sugar) makes good belinis (little pancakes, tapas size) to go with smoked salmon and cream cheese. This recipe is so defaultly good, we really do not understand why people would buy pancake mixes from the supermarket. They are not only more expensive, they do not come complete too. They are mostly a mix of baking powder and flour, (and perhaps some dehydrated egg and fat), but you would still have to add milk, if not an egg and some oil.

INGREDIENTS :
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cup milk (we used semi skimmed)
  • an egg, we would say medium size
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil (you can replace this with melted butter)
  • cinnamon powder. We would like to say as much as we like, but the Washy limits us to only about a teaspoon.
  • a sachet of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
DIRECTIONS :
  1. We like to minimise the washing. So we whisk the egg and milk in the same bowl.
  2. Add the oil, baking powder, sugar, salt and cinnamon.
  3. Add the flour lastly and mix until more or less smooth. 
  4. Heat a non-stick pan (yes, it HAS to be non-stick) to be medium hot.
  5. Add a ladle of pancake mix you just mixed.
  6. Sometimes we do not even add oil because there is already oil in the batter. It is non-stick after all right?
  7. You would know when it is more or less ready to flip when the pancake starts to bubble and get firm on top.
  8. We will know when your pancakes are ready when they turn the colour you are familiar with. 
  9. Serve with syrup, or as Mr Washy preferred it this morning, blueberry jam and creme fraiche.
Read about our eggless pancakes here.

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