Have I mentioned how much I love pancakes?? I LOVE PANCAKES! In all sorts of ways I can have them. If I am extra motivated, I would make a batch for tea and indulge. There is nothing better than a plate of pancakes, a cup of hot beverage and a sit-down with your favourite cookbook. Eating when reading a cookbook is a good thing, I feel, cause then you won’t crave so much what you read and you won’t get so frustrated cause you’re hungry.
The pancake mix is pretty basic but I tried a new method to get that moist centre I want in a pancake. Most recipes will tell that when you pour pancake batter onto a hot pan, you let it be till you see bubbles forming on the surface. And these bubbles become little craters on one side of the pancake. I did let my pancake have SOME bubbles but I didn’t let them cook till it popped. I flipped the pancake over while the batter was still considerably wet. Although there will be a bit of mess in the pan with the batter ‘tails’ on the side….the pancakes came out really moist and fluffy! Like a pile pf pillows.
Sure it’s not the prettiest or the roundest pancake, but gosh…they taste oh so good.
FLUFFY BANANA PANCAKES RECIPE
(makes about 5 medium pancakes)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter
3/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 medium bananas mashed
1. Sift and mix together dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and sugar.
2. Beat together liquids; the melted butter, milk, egg and vanilla extract.
3. Mix the wet ingredients to the dry. Use a whisk to mix it thoroughly and doesn’t have to be super-smooth.
4. Add the mashed bananas and give it a final stir.
5. Leave it to sit for about 30 mins.
6. I like to cook my pancaked on a rather dry pan so i just rub it lightly with some melted butter.
7. Cook pancakes 1 min on first side. Don’t wait for too much bubbles to form on top, flip it to the other side and let it cook through. You might get some wet ‘tails’ out of the pancake circle, but don’t fret, just push it back in or cut it off when it’s cook and nibble on it while you do the other pancakes. The reason for flipping it over before it’s really cook is I find this really gives it that soft, fluffy outcome.
8. Eat with your favourite toppings like maple syrup or butter.