A pancake is a popular breakfast dish made from a simple batter consisting of flour, milk, eggs, and a leavening agent (such as baking powder). Pancakes are cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan, resulting in a flat, round cake that is golden brown on both sides. They are typically soft, fluffy, and versatile, making them a favorite breakfast choice for many people around the world.
- Preparing the pancake batter should take about 10 minutes.
- Cooking the pancakes will require approximately 20-25 minutes
Depending on the size of your skillet or griddle and how many pancakes you can cook at once.
Classic Pancake Recipe:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Butter or oil for greasing the pan
Instructions for Pancake:
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg, then add the milk and melted butter. Mix until the wet ingredients are well incorporated.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined. Be careful not to overmix; some lumps in the batter are normal. Let the batter rest for about 5 minutes, which helps the pancakes become lighter and fluffier.
Heat a non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. If using a skillet, add a small amount of butter or oil and spread it evenly.
Once the skillet is hot, ladle about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the surface of each pancake. You can make them larger or smaller based on your preference.
Cook the pancakes for about 2-3 minutes on the first side, or until bubbles start to form on the surface. This indicates that it’s time to flip the pancakes.
Carefully flip the pancakes and cook for another 1-2 minutes on the other side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through.
Transfer the cooked pancakes to a plate and keep them warm. You can cover the plate with aluminum foil or keep them in a warm oven (set to a low temperature) while you cook the remaining pancakes.
Repeat the cooking process with the remaining batter, adding more butter or oil to the skillet as needed to prevent sticking.
Serve the pancakes warm with your favorite toppings such as maple syrup, fresh fruits, whipped cream, chocolate chips, or a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
In total, you can expect to spend around 30-35 minutes from start to finish, and this recipe should yield about 8-10 delicious and fluffy pancakes. Enjoy!