Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Fluffy quick pancakes for rainy days

I love summer. I really do. It's a genuine love. But in every great love, there is usually a twist... and this love of mine involves sudden pouring rain and thunder attacking me from nowhere, with no warning.

Feeling betrayed and shock, not to mention cold and wet, I needed something comforting for my tummy. ASAP. Something warm, fluffy and sweet.

Ah yes, pancakes for dinner! Pancakes with love (short for maple syrup)

I usually make the Jamie Oliver recipe, which calls for whipping the egg whites then folding it into the batter. Not today. No sir, I can't make that commitment today. I need something quick.

Pancakes, recipe from Mochachocolata-Rita who adapted it from Allrecipe

In a mixing bowl, put together:
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar (I only used 1)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a couple dashes of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
then add:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 C milk (I used whole milk)
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
and mix with a whisk til well blended.

Heat pan over medium heat. If using non-stick pan, you won't need to add oil before cooking. Ladle batter and cook until one side starts to bubble, flip and continue cooking the other side. Makes about 10 medium (It depends what you consider medium is...)

Have I mentioned they're fluffy? Really, REALLY fluffy... Plain, simple, unpretentious fluffy pancakes with deliciously sweet maple syrup and a dot of semi-salted butter.

I ate everything. The whole stack. That has never happened before.


Just look at that blob of butter sliding right off of the warm pancakes... You want some, don't you? Go ahead and make them! You'll see... you're going to eat them all up before they even get to the table...


sandra said...

oh my goodness!! these are sooo good and fluffy!! my kids loved them- we had to make a second batch!

Quay Po Cooks said...

Me and my hubby love pancakes. Your pancakes looks light and fluffy!

Miss Samperra said...

adopt me pleaaazzzzeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! lol :)

Miss Samperra said...

adopt me pleeeeeeaaaazzzzze!!! lol

this looks yummmy!

Marion D said...

These pancakes were amazing!! I added 2 TB of flaxseed meal for a little health kick. My 9 year daughter and I decided they were some of the best tasting pancakes ever!!! Thanks!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

awww they turn out fantasticcc!

Jasmine said...

Mmmm- Loved these! Made these in England when I was after some yummy pancakes for a lazy morning and they were so fluffy! The vanilla and cinnamon make it something different, and fab!