- Posted August 21, 2013 by
A Simple Pancake Completes a Day
A stack of pancakes complete the breakfast table of our homes. Their versatility and adaptability makes them as perfect accompaniments to breakfast sausages, cereals, and the like which compose the breakfast menu. Fluffy, tender and fragrant with butter, pancakes are easy to make and quick to assemble. Whether from a pancake mix or from scratch, pancakes start with a basic batter made from flour, milk, and eggs. Usually, a leavening agent like baking powder or yeast is added to make it rise.
To make a sweet or savory pancake, add or omit sugar and salt. Other ingredients, like buttermilk, are added into the batter depending on the recipe and place of origin of the pancake. The batter is cooked per side on a griddle or a pan brushed with oil or melted butter. As the batter cooks, small bubbles form on the surface. You can control how thin or thick you want your pancake to be by swirling the batter on the pan or pouring more batter.
Pancakes are also known as hotcakes, griddle cakes, flapjacks, blini and crepes. It’s good enough on its own but some pancake recipes incorporate fillings into the batter. These fillings, as shown in our recipe collection, include fruits like sliced apples, blueberries, or strawberries. Savory pancakes like corn and basil or ham and cheese are as delicious and more filling. The same batter is also used to make waffles, which is cooked in a waffle iron with the distinctive crisscross pattern.
While the pancakes are warm, toppings can be piled on a pancake. The classic combination is a small chunk of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup. When not incorporated into the batter, fresh sliced fruits like mango and strawberries, or fruit jams, can also serve as a delicious pancake topping. As a grand finale, whipped cream is squeezed into the lot to produce a billowy crown.