Thanks to @Axiel I'm writing about my latest attempt at single serve pancakes! I like using pancake mix, but the smallest serving is something like 14, which is wayyyyy too many, so I've been experimenting to find the right proportion of ingredients for two or three pancakes. And now, my recipe is close to being perfected /o/
I'm not giving my recipe though, because I'm mean~ (￣▽￣) Just kidding~ I just don't measure any of my ingredients, so all I could give is an ingredient list... But, since this is supposed to be a food blog, here are some pancake tips that I've collected the past year:
- Heating the pan/griddle is the most important part! It has to be hot enough, or your pancakes will look wimpy! At least wait until it's hot enough that, if you flick water, it sizzles away immediately.
- The batter consistency should drip smoothly, but not be too watery.
- If you like fluffy pancakes, use baking powder! A little goes a long way though, if you add too much your pancakes will swell up like hotcakes.
- I like adding some vegetable oil and sugar to give them a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Vegetable oil is bad for you, but I don't know what to substitute it with...
- Vanilla makes everything taste better. It's just a #fact.
- I know some people use whisks, but those are so freaking annoying to clean. Just use a fork, it honestly works better and is 10 times easier to clean.
- You flip the pancakes when there are bubbles. But don't flip them right away, or they'll be raw in the center!
- I suggest turning down the heat a little towards the end of your batch, because the pan is so hot that the sides will cook quicker, but the middle will still be raw :/
There are eight lessons I learned, mostly the hard way .-.
As a side note, try putting honey on top of your pancakes, it seriously tastes delicious, and the sweetness isn't overwhelming. And here are the pancakes I made this morning~
I actually like waffles better >.>