There are two kinds of people in the world: those who like waffles, and those who like pancakes. Personally, I’m a pancake person. Not to say that I won’t enjoy a good old-fashioned waffle from a waffle iron, but I find that pancakes are far more versatile, forgiving, and much simpler to cook.
While there are dozens of different ways to make pancakes, it all starts with my basic old-fashioned pancake recipe. From there, you can add whatever you like: strawberries, blueberries, cinnamon, chocolate chips, nuts, bananas… the sky is the limit!
Here’s the recipe:
- 1½ cup flour
- 3⅓ teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon white sugar
- 1¼ cup milk
- 1 egg
- 3 Tablespoons melted butter
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- In a small bowl, scramble together the milk, egg and butter
- Pour the egg mixture into the flour and stir until smooth*
- Heat a pan with some butter, and pour in a large scoop of batter. When small bubbles appear around edges and begin to pop, flip pancake and cook other side. Serve immediately
Now, it’s hard to say exactly how many pancakes you’ll get out of this recipe, as it will depend on how big you make them. Personally, I tend to make my pancakes pretty big, so I get about six out of a batch. My mother makes them small, and she gets way more out of every batch. It’s all up to you!
Personally, I tend to prefer my pancakes either plain or with fresh blueberries. How about you??