Pancake Weekends – Pancakes 3 Ways


Abhi and I both love breakfast and it has to be a quality time. Weekends are the best as we can spend so much time while enjoying the breakfast and planning for our trips together. Also as it’s the most important meal of a day, it’s so much nicer to start a day early in the morning and spend some time with people you love or with a good magazine and some music. So, let’s breakfast!

What’s one way to make the cozy mornings a little more delicious? Pancakes, that’s what. This recipe is quick, easy and fun and Abhi have been craving them almost every weekend. Weekend (Pancake Day) is fast approaching and if any of you want to know how we like our pancakes, I am going to show you three ways we have been eating pancakes recently.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Cooking oil/spray

Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to “sour”. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk egg and butter into “soured” milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cupful of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.

Tips: I don’t use too much butter or oil, I just make sure my pan is pancake friendly so it won’t stick. I use a plastic spatula and make sure the pancake has loosened from the pan before flipping. The pancakes should be an even golden color. I normally place them in a stack on a plate before getting creative with fillings and toppings!

I have used so many different recipes for pancakes, but this one is the easiest and most effective I’ve ever followed. One of my favorite things about pancakes is the freedom in making them all so different. Decorating them is definitely the most exciting part and I feel like I can get my creative skills out. There are endless design possibilities and healthier topping options like Greek yoghurt, honey and fruit or go chocolate crazy with favorite sweet treats. I usually serve pancakes with the sides of French fries, Roasted Asparagus, Roasted Marshmallows, Scrambled Eggs, Sprout Salad, or Celery.

The Chocolate Overdose

This one is the best one for those who love chocolate on pancakes. Between each pancake, there is a smothering of chocolate chips and chocolate syrup. And I decided to drizzle chocolate sauce on top, but you can always go for chocolate dipping sauce or melt some chocolate if you have a bit more time. Serve hot and fresh with a dollop of cream of cream cheese on top. Moreover, I think the stacked pancakes would look amazing with some colored sprinkles, but I decided not to overdo it. This honestly tasted….Really GOOD!!

The Fruit & Yoghurt

This is probably the pancake I tend to make the most. This is quite a light filling as opposed to cream or ice cream and slightly healthier. Spread a little bit of yoghurt between each layer and fill with your favorite fruit. I chose berries because I am an absolute sucker for these but this would also work well with any exotic fruit. I then tend to put a dollop of yoghurt on top and a handful of fruit, topped with a drizzle of honey and a light dusting of icing sugar! I think it looks quite impressive if I say so myself, not groundbreaking obviously, but tastes delicious and great for breakfast! Once I made these during Christmas, so I shaped ‘em like a snowman 🙂

The Classic With A Twist

Scaling it down from the chocolate overdose by about a mile, it wouldn’t be a pancake post without the traditional fruit and maple syrup pancakes. I like give fun shapes to my pancakes and this time I made them look like the face of a teddy bear, so whist you are eating them you can have a good laugh and it looks cute too. On completion of our 9 months of marriage, I even tried making alphabet by squeezing out the batter through a plastic bottle with narrow opening.

Will you be trying out these interesting pancake decorations and recipes? I’d love to hear about your go-to filling is too so let me know so I can see your beautiful pancake creations. They’re so quick and simple to make and you can almost trick people into thinking they’ve taken you a lot longer than they actually have if you want to get your presenting skills out. The possibilities are endless!!

Say ‘yes’ to Pancakes!!

Have a fluffy, cuddly, yummy weekend.

Cheers!

Photos by Suchi

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