Pancakes

Pancakes are my kids favorite weekend breakfast request. They are now old enough to even help out -they love flipping those flapjacks! This is my mother in laws recipe for pancakes. They are really light and so delicious. You have to make sure that you beat the eggs really well till they are very light and fluffy. I make my pancakes plain but if you do want to add blueberries or chocolate chips you may. I think pancakes taste best with any kind of berries – our favorite is strawberries and of course you have to get REAL maple syrup!

PANCAKES

2 eggs

Pancakes

Pancakes

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup flour

1 tablespoons baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla essence

1 cup milk

  • Add the sugar to the eggs and beat them for at least 3 minutes (I use my stand Mixer to do this but a hand held mixer works just as well too).
  • Beat till the egg mixture turns light and fluffy.
  • Sift the flour and baking powder together and add it to the egg mixture (I usually just sieve the flour and baking powder into the egg mixture straight away)
  • Gently mix the flour and egg mixture to together.
  • Add the vanilla essence and milk and mix it well.
  • Do not overmix – the batter should have bubbles and lumps are okay to have in a pancake batter.
Fluffy egg & sugar mixture

Fluffy egg & sugar mixture

Sieving the Flour& baking powder into the batter

Sieving the Flour& baking powder into the batter

Batter with bubbles

Batter with bubbles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cooking the Pancakes

  • Heat the griddle
  • Add a little oil and then dab it off with a paper towel – there should very little oil on the pan.
  • When the griddle is hot, pour a small ladle full of batter onto it (at this point you can add the fruit or chocolate chips – just put them on top of the pancake)
  • Wait about 30 seconds and if the bottom of the pancake is firm flip it over using a flat spatula.
Pour some batter from a ladle onto the griddle

Pour some batter from a ladle onto the griddle

Pancake flipped over

Pancake flipped over







  • Wait 10-15 seconds and then take the pancake of the fire.
  • Above is the picture of the perfect golden brown color for a pancake.
  • Note that as your griddle gets hotter, the pancakes will begin to cook faster. You have to make adjustments to the cooking time for the pancakes accordingly.
  • Serve warm with berries and maple syrup.

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Scrumptious Scrambled Eggs

Here is a really quick and easy breakfast/ brunch idea that will surely impress your guests. This is a very common way of making scrambled eggs in India but ofcourse every home has its own version of the recipe. Here is how I like to make mine.

Scrumptious Masala Scrambled Eggs

1 medium onion finely chopped

Scrumptious Masala Scrambled Eggs

Scrumptious Masala Scrambled Eggs

1 small plum tomato chopped

3-4 small green chilli peppers chopped (optional)

5-6 Tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro

4 eggs ( lightly beaten)

1/4 cup milk ( optional)

Salt and pepper

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Add the chopped onions and cook till it turns translucent
  • Add the tomato and cook for 2-3 minutes till it is well mixed with the onions
  • Add the green chili peppers and cilantro
    Onion, tomato and green chili pepper being cooked down

    Onion, tomato and green chili pepper being cooked down

  • Add the beaten eggs and cook for a minute
  • Add the milk , salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook till the eggs are done
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro