Simple pancake recipe

I’m making pancakes while blogging, so I figured I might as well blog about making pancakes.

Now I understand it is possible to buy some kind of mix or powder, but I don’t even want to go there. Here’s the recipe.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Scale accordingly and mix together: whip eggs (until uniform), whip eggs together with water, then add the flour slowly while whipping. You don’t want any flour clumps I prefer to keep my recipes very simple and adjust by feel, that is, if it looks too runny, add more flour and if it looks too solid, add more water.

I generally prefer to make pancakes using butter rather than oil and I vastly prefer cast iron pans (link to what I’m using) over teflon pans for this kind of job.

Pour the batter on the hot pan and tip it to make the batter cover the surface. If it’s runny, add more flour (next time). If the pancakes are too thick, add more water (next time). Wait until the bubbles pop, then flip it with a spatula (or in the air if the wife isn’t home). The “B-side” is done when you can move the pan cake easily around on the pan.

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Originally posted 2010-07-07 19:09:25.