The best Homemade Pancakes Recipe

by Ben Cook

While quite a few mixes are obtainable in the grocery aisle, pancakes "from scratch" cannot be beaten. But have no fear: standard pancakes are surprisingly quick and easy to create, and there are several quick and scrumptious variants. There's even a web site filled with various pancake recipes that you could make at home.

My grandmother passed this basic recipe down to my mother and aunts. It is a household favorite.

The best Homemade Pancakes Recipe

Makes 4 to six servings. Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, two eggs, 1-1/2 cups milk *Add more milk for thinner batter if preferred, as much as two cups total, Butter or oil for cooking

Instructions: 1. Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium-low heat while mixing the batter.

2. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.

3. Beat the eggs and combine with milk.

4. Add the milk and egg mixture to the dry ingredients, mixing lightly. Do not be concerned about several lumps here. Add more milk if you choose a thinner batter.

5. Melt a teaspoon of butter or distribute a teaspoon of oil on the griddle. It is optional for non-stick sorts of griddles. When the butter foam disappears, ladle batter onto griddle, making any size pancakes you favor. As the pancake cooks, tiny bubbles will appear and pop on the surface of the cake. When the pancake is covered with little holes and edge seems dry or cooked, it is time to flip over brown the other side. Each side must take 2 to 4 minutes to cook. Adjust the heat as necessary.

6. Serve and enjoy!

To help keep pancakes warm before serving, you could put them in an oven heated to 200? F for up to 15 minutes.

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