Today on the blog, I am talking pancakes. Growing up in Nigeria, pancakes were not really my thing. To me, eating “Nigerian Pancakes” made me question what pancakes really were like. For some reason, all the pancakes I tasted in Nigerian houses including mine lacked that fluffy moist texture. Therefore, I resulted to using Aunt Jemima Pancake mix. For the longest time, every time I made pancakes I would use that straight out the box. Until I decided to undergo some trial and error in the kitchen and voila … I finally had the perfect pancake mix. Made some pancakes for my mum, and she said to me she wouldn’t be going to IHOP or pancake houses for pancakes anymore 🙂 So yeah, below is my recipe and it makes 12-16 pancakes depending on the size. These pancakes come out thick and spongy and can be eaten with just about anything 😉
For my American styled pancakes, you will need;
Tablespoon baking powder
pinch of salt
teaspoon sugar (feel free to add some more if you are a sweet tooth)
30 grams soft butter
drop vanilla essence
Rum to taste
In a bowl, add all your dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and sugar). In two separate bowls, divide your eggs into the egg yolk and egg white. Pour in your milk in the egg yolk bowl and your drop of vanilla essence. In another bowl, melt your butter for a few seconds in the microwave.
After all this is done, make a well in the dry ingredients and beat in the egg yolk and milk mixture. Then add your melted butter in. Beat your egg white until it is foamy, then add it into the mix. When all this is done, pour some rum in to taste (as much as you like). Pour your mix into a jug, as it is easier to pour into a frying pan.
PS: In order to avoid this complicated method, you can easily comply all your ingredients into a blender and blitz.
Your pancake batter is now ready to fry. All you need do is heat a frying pan up, but first spray it with some oil or use some butter for frying. When hot, pour your batter unto the pan and cook until bubbly. Turn over and cook for another minute.
Serve your pancakes with some whipped cream and fruit, ice cream, maple syrup or whatever it is you like. I usually pour some extra rum on my pancakes when cooked. They taste amazing.
Hope this recipe comes in handy, thank you for reading.
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