Fluffy American Pancakes
I love breakfast, well who doesn’t? 😛 I for the one, can’t start my day without having a hearty breakfast. I am not fond of cereals or oats. I really like something heavy. I generally have typical Indian breakfast but when I discovered Pancakes, I knew they were going to be one of my staples for breakfast. And they are so easy to make and taste delicious with any choice of fruits that you would be amazed.
I usually have pancakes with either fresh strawberries, blueberries, caramelised apples/bananas or just maple syrup or honey. They taste great with anything 🙂
It’s a Gordon Ramsay Recipe. I tried many but this is the one I like the most 🙂
- Plain Flour – 160 grams
- Caster Sugar/Honey – 2 tablespoons (optional, if you want to make them a bit sweet)
- Cinnamon – 1 teaspoon (optional)
- Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – ½ teaspoon
- Buttermilk – 120 ml
- Water – 75 ml
- Eggs at room temperature – 3
- Oil/butter for frying pancakes – 2 tablespoons
Caramelised apple or bananas:
- Sugar – 50 grams
- Green Apple, peeled and diced – 1 medium
- Banana, sliced lengthwise – 2 medium
- Butter – 2 tablespoons
- Cinnamon – ½ teaspoon
- Salt – a pinch
- For Pancakes: Sift the flour, salt, cinnamon (optional) into a bowl. Add honey/sugar if you are opting for a sweet pancake.
- Lightly whisk the eggs and add it in the dry mixture.
- Mix together the buttermilk & water and add half of it to the egg + flour mixture. Once mixed well, add the remaining buttermilk mixture and mix well so there are no lumps and the batter is smooth.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a knob of butter or little oil. When it is hot, add a ladle of batter (or two if the frying pan is big enough to cook two).
- Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both the sides are golden brown.
- Repeat until all the batter is used up.
- For caramelized apples/bananas: Heat the sugar on a medium heat until it is melted. Take it off the heat and add the butter and diced apples or bananas. Stir to coat.
- Cook for 5-7 minutes until the apples are tender. For bananas, just cook for a minute or two. Stir occasionally so the caramel doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan. Top the pancakes with the caramelized apples or bananas and serve 🙂
You can also top them up with fresh strawberries, blueberries along-with some whipped cream. Or you can also serve these with mayple syrup (my favorite) or honey 🙂