Making pancakes is real simple – is it really though?
Alright I’ll say it: when I cook, I’m a mess. I have lots of ideas but totally lack precision so when it comes to making pancakes be sure they’re all gonna have different shapes and sizes. However, somehow in my chaotic mind I worked out the recipe for the fluffiest texture: soft, full-bodied, spongy… You might accompany them with either lime juice and sugar or maple syrup, blueberries or bacon -ice cream even!- I promise your Sunday is sorted.
Feeds 4 loved ones
100gr wholemeal flour
3Tbs Greek yohurt
1ts baking soda
1ts baking powder
a pinch of salt
2Tbs crunchy peanut butter
2Tbs soft brown sugar
Coconut oil for greasing
Start by dividing the eggs: whites in a small bowl, yolks in a big bowl with sugar. Beat the whites to a medium thickness. Cream the yolks and the sugar until light. Add the bicarbonate of soda and the baking powder and pour the vinegar just on top of them. See? It’s fizzing! This has probably no real use but the kid in me giggles every time.
Right, time to add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
Finally, fold the egg whites in. Use a wooden spoon for this.
Let the mixture rest for 5-10 minutes – you’ll see it’s gonna start bubbling slightly.
Heat up a pan and drizzle some coconut oil in it. On a low to medium heat, pour the equivalent of 1/3 cup of pancake mix. Cook for approximately two minutes and flip when bubbles start forming.
Remember to stir the mix every time before pouring into the pan.
I like my pancakes quite thick (around 0,7cm) so the batter shouldn’t be too liquid. When I pour it into the pan, it slightly expands but still holds up unless I spread it further around.
This is for the sofa lovers.
You can’t be bothered standing there flipping? Is it too early to multitask and have your cup of tea while desperately trying to stop that batter from raining all over your hob? Psst… Want a cheeky shortcut? Take a 12 hole tartlet tray, grease it with coconut oil and pour two/three table spoons of mixture for each portion. It yields half of the batter. Stick it in the oven at 180°C for 20′ with your bacon.
Sit back, have a cuppa, watch your favourite episode of Friends……