Pancakes

Pancakes, the fluffy answer to any Canadians breakfast pondery .  The perfect treat for yourself and your loved ones on the weekend or any day with some extra time to indulge.  If you know any Canadian, the only way to eat these deliciously soft pancakes is to smother them in Real Maple syrup, butter and maybe added some crispy bacon on the side.  Some people will say that the imitation maple syrup is good enough, but nothing beats the unique taste of the real thing.  Bonus points if you get maple syrup sourced from Quebec, Canada.

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However, if you for some reason don’t want to indulge in this super sweet nectar of the gods (goddesses), then there are plenty of other toppings you can use (or to use in conjunction with).  Pancakes are also amazingly versatile in the toppings you can use that it is almost impossible to list them all.  I will list a few options of toppings or inclusions that are most common, but the creativity door is wide open.

  • Blue berries or chocolate chips
  • Peanut butter and banana
  • Ham and eggs
  • White chocolate ganache and whipped cream
  • Fresh fruit and custard

Furthermore, this recipe is merely a base recipe.  You can upgrade it by other inclusions, such as blueberries, Nutella, chocolate chips etc.

What you will need:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp (1.5 tsp) baking powder
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 – 1 cup of optional inclusion

What you need to do:

In medium-sized bowl  sift all dry ingredients together.

Stir in egg, milk, vinegar, vanilla until incorporated.  Making sure there are no clumps.

Stir in oil and optional inclusions and set aside.

Using a warm griddle or frying pan (set to medium heat), pour roughly 1/2 cup of pancake batter per pancake.

Cook until golden brown, when bubbles appear on top in pancake batter it usually a good indication that pancake is ready to be flipped.

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Flip and continue cooking for an additional minute, until pancake is cooked fully through.

Keep warm with tin foil or store in warm oven until ready.

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Makes 6 (5-inch) pancakes.

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