Sunday morning, I got woken up by a bad dream and I was also craving for pancakes.
I spent some time in bed looking for the perfect recipe both on American and French websites.
I always need to read few different recipes to get a feel of it and then make my own.
I came up with this one:
– 8.8 oz / 250g flour
– 1 tbsp sugar
– 1/2 tsp baking powder = 1/2 sachet of “levure chimique” (in France we have ready made size sachet of backing powder and all recipes are going with 1/2 or 1 sachet)
– 1 sachet of vanilla-flavored sugar (also a very French cooking thing) which is the equivalent of 1 tsp sugar + 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 2 eggs
– 11.8 oz / 37.5 cl milk
– 2 oz / 50 g butter
1. In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, levure/backing powder, sugar & vanilla extract (or sucre vanillé).
2. In 2 other different bowls, separate the yellow and the white of the eggs. Mix the milk with the yellow of the eggs. Add this mix slowly to the first bowl. The trick is to mix slowly to keep it lump free as much as possible.
3. Add to this mixture the melted butter and mix well.
4. Add a pinch of salt to egg whites and whisk them with an electric mixer until they form stiff peaks.
Fold them gently into the mixture.
5. Heat griddle or large nonstick skillet over medium to low heat; brush griddle lightly with oil. Drop batter by generous 1/4 cupfuls onto griddle, the pancake will naturally takes its form on its own.
Cook until bubbles form on tops of pancakes and bottoms are golden, about 3 minutes. Turn pancakes over and cook until golden brown on bottoms, about 2 minutes.
To keep them all warm, put them in low heated oven once they are cooked.
Enjoy with maple syrup, fruits such as bananas, blueberries, strawberries and also with some Nutella.
I tried other recipes before but didn’t really succeeded. This one turned out to make delicious & not too heavy pancakes.
I would encourage everybody to try it out!