Happy National Pancake Week!
National Pancake week is coming up and its one of the all time best breakfasts dishes in the world! Before Adrienne, I was not a pancake man but as a kid, my father would use the Krusteaz Pancake Mix and it was alright but I always had to drench it with Mrs. Buttersworth’s Yummy Sauce… and at that point I was eating pancakes on the side of my syrup if you catch my flow. Pancakes are great – there’s all kinds of them from chocolate to banana to Japanese style and many others. And since it’s one of Adrienne’s favorite breakfast it’s a no-brainer for me to be able to whip out the best pancakes I can make!
We’re going to stick to the basics and give you an easy pancake guide to follow. You can use it as a base for any of the other pancakes you want to make! It’s going to be fluffy, tasty and it’s going to make your kids or SO wanting it everyday! Here is where we are starting:
- Mixing Bowl
- Non-Stick Pan
- Flat Spatula
- 2 Eggs + 1 Yolk
- Lemon Zest
- 3 Tbsp Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Salt
- 1.5 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1.5 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/4 Cup Melted Clarified Butter – optional but do it!
- Place the eggs and the extra yolk, salt, sugar and a sprinkle of lemon zest into your mixing bowl and mix together.
- Activate the baking powder by adding it to the mix and giving it a stir.
- Add your milk then mix it together.
- Little by little add the flour to the mix and stir.
- Pro Tip: Large clumps we don’t want, some little one here and there are okay. Try not to mix it too much though. just enough until the flour is incorporated.
- Finish off with 1/4 cup clarified butter.
- Pro Tip: To make clarified butter, melt cold butter and skim out the milk solids. Also, the smoke point of clarified butter is much higher than your regular butter so its good to cook with!
- Heat your pan to low medium or medium then add your oil or any extra clarified butter you have!
- Ladle in some of the batter and cook until nicely browned and air bubbles start to appear.
- Using a flat spatula give it a flip and cook for a little bit until it has a nice browned color to it.
- Serve with some maple syrup and enjoy!
Try it With:
- Add bananas or blueberries to the batter or as a topping for a fruity pancake.
- Instead of clarified butter use some of the maple syrup directly in the batter for a extra sweet fluffy meal.