The sight of fluffy golden brown pancakes soaked in butter with lots of syrup on them definitely set the taste buds going. They are a great way to start a morning or to have as a light meal during the day. Though you can get ready made mixes for pancakes, they are just as easy to make from scratch and you would also not be spending anything extra as you would if you bought ready made mixes. You could even mix up extra batches and put them aside for later use. If you make the basic pancake mix at home, you can easily store it for up to three months from the time of mixing it. Making your own pancakes from scratch will also allow you to experiment by adding different fruits or other ingredients to suit your tastes.
Homemade Pancake Mix
Making a mix that you can use at any time to make the pancake batter shortens the time it would take to make pancakes when you want them. With this mix it just takes minutes to make those delicious pancakes. To make the mix you will need:
- All purpose flour- 6 cups
- Sugar- 2 tablespoons
- Baking powder- 3 teaspoons
- Baking soda- 1 ½ teaspoons
- Salt- 1 tablespoon
Take a big bowl and thoroughly mix all the ingredients. This is your basic pancake mix like the one you would buy in a box. You can store the excess in an air tight container for later use.
Basic Pancake recipe
To enjoy a fresh batch of pancakes all you need now are the following ingredients:
- Homemade pancake mix – 2 cups
- Eggs – 2
- Melted butter – 4 tablespoons
- Non melted butter – 1 tablespoon
- Buttermilk – 2 cups
Separate the egg whites from the yolk and mix them well with the buttermilk in a bowl. In another bowl mix the yolks and the melted butter, you may have to use a whisk to mix them well. Now put the pancake mix in a large bowl and pour both mixtures into it. Mix all the ingredients till you have a smooth batter. Place a pan on the stove and heat it for about a minute. Now place a drop of the batter on the pan to see if it has heated enough to cook your pancakes.
Once the pan is hot enough lightly grease it with the unmelted butter. Now using a ladle gently pour the batter into the pan forming a uniform shape.When the batter starts bubbling at the edges and starts turning brown, flip the pancake in the pan. Cook it until the flipped side starts turning brown.
Gently remove the pancake from the pan and serve it hot. Enjoy with butter and syrup.
If you would like to do your own perfect pancakes you might be interested to read about Perfect Pancake Maker as seen on tv.