Old Fashioned Pancakes

Ah, the classic old-fashioned pancake. This timeless breakfast staple harks back to simpler days and is a reminder of homey mornings and family gatherings. Soft, fluffy, and golden brown, these pancakes are a canvas for a variety of toppings – from the traditional drizzle of maple syrup to a dollop of fresh berry compote. Whether you’re serving them up for a lazy Sunday brunch or a weekday treat, this straightforward recipe ensures perfect pancakes every time. Dive in and rediscover the taste of genuine, homemade comfort.

Ingredients:

  1. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 tablespoon white sugar
  5. 1 1/4 cups milk
  6. 1 egg
  7. 3 tablespoons butter, melted (plus extra for the pan)

Instructions:

  1. Sift Together Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Make a well in the center.
  2. Combine Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, beat together the milk, egg, and melted butter.
  3. Mix Dry and Wet Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the well in the dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Don’t overmix; it’s okay if there are a few lumps.
  4. Preheat a Skillet or Griddle: Place a skillet over medium heat or preheat a griddle. Add a small amount of butter and let it melt, coating the surface.
  5. Pour the Batter: For each pancake, pour 1/4 cup of batter onto the skillet or griddle. Depending on the size of your cooking surface, you might be able to cook multiple pancakes at once.
  6. Cook Until Bubbly: Cook until bubbles appear on the surface of the pancake. Then, flip it over and cook until the other side is golden brown.
  7. Serve: Serve warm, with butter, maple syrup, fruit, or any other toppings of your choice.

Tips:

  • For fluffier pancakes, make sure not to overmix the batter. The more you mix, the tougher the pancakes can become.
  • The batter’s consistency can vary. If it’s too thick, add a bit more milk. If it’s too thin, add a bit more flour.
  • You can add extras like blueberries, chocolate chips, or sliced bananas directly to the batter if desired.

Enjoy your old-fashioned pancakes!

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