The first thing that I craved this morning were pancakes. Mmmmmm <3 now these are just amazing especially with maple syrup and some strawberries on top.
I got this recipe from again: www.joyofbaking.com
Now with this recipe, you can do many things, which I did do before depending on what I feel like adding to the pancakes. You can add ripe bananas, blueberries, chocolate chips/ melt the chocolate chips and make the entire pancake chocolate, orange/lemon zest ( incredible smell while frying!! zest is the outer skin of the orange or lemon) or you can just leave them plain. One of my favourites to make are orange zest pancakes!!!
Oh! and I ALWAYS add vanilla extract even if the recipe doesn't ask for it, there is just something about the vanilla extract that adds something to the recipe. So I always add to the pancakes about 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.Here's their own picture of the pancakes:
Here's my own while frying them up:
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons (28 grams) granulated white sugar
1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk
3 tablespoons (40 grams) unsalted butter, melted
Plus extra melted butter for greasing the pan.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg, buttermilk, and melted butter. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture, all at once, and stir or whisk just until combined. The batter should have some small lumps. Make sure you do not over mix the batter or the pancakes will be tough.
Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium high heat until a few sprinkles of water dropped on the pan or griddle splatter. Using a pastry brush, brush the pan with a little melted butter.
Using a small ladle or scoop, pour about 1/4 cup of pancake batter onto the pan, spacing the pancakes a few inches from each other. When the bottoms of the pancakes are brown and bubbles start to appear on the top surfaces of the pancakes (2-3 minutes), turn over. Cook until lightly browned (about 1-2 minutes).
Repeat with remaining batter, brushing the pan with melted butter between batches.
Serve immediately with butter and maple syrup or your favorite jam.
Makes about 8 - 3-inch (7.5 cm) pancakes. Preparation time 15 minutes.