Cook a Simple Pancake with Home-Made Syrup

Edited by Rafah Perlado, Rebecca M., Monika, Lynn and 1 other

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What's the best way to start a day? Breakfast of course! A pancake, otherwise known as a hotcake, is a good replacement for toasted bread when you're not in a hurry. For the beginners, or for the ones who do not excel at cooking and are planning to surprise their special someone with breakfast in bed, you can easily prepare this recipe. This recipe makes good basic pancakes, but to make things extra special, you can always add a twist. Enjoy cooking!

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Pancake

Ingredients

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  1. 1
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
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  2. 2
    2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
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  3. 3
    3/4 teaspoon salt (iodized salt)
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  4. 4
    3 tablespoons sugar (white)
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    1 large egg
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    3/4 cup milk or a proportion of 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 cup water
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  7. 7
    3 tablespoons oil or shortening
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Note: Photos above are just sample brands of the ingredients. This does not mean that the same brands are needed in preparing this dish. You can always change things according to what you prefer.

Procedures:

  1. 1
    In a mixing bowl, sift together the all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
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  2. 2
    Beat the egg in a separate bowl and then add the milk and oil.
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  3. 3
    Blend the flour mixture with the egg mixture, using a wooden spoon or spatula, until all the lumps are dissolved
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    Note: Do not beat, just mix.
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  4. 4
    On low heat, brush a small amount of oil in a pan (preferably a non-stick pan if you have one), then pour in a good amount of pancake batter
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    (1/4 cup will do, depending on the size you want the pancakes to be).
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  5. 5
    Cook each side for at least 2 minutes
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    If you prefer a darker color you can cook each side for another 30 seconds.
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Syrup

Syrup Ingredients

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  1. 1
    1 cup brown sugar
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  2. 2
    1 cup water
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  3. 3
    1 teaspoon maple flavoring or 1 pandan leaf
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Procedures

  1. 1
    In a small pan over low heat, melt 1/2 cup of sugar in a pan until it starts to form sticky syrup, but DO NOT wait until it is already sticky.
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  2. 2
    Add the water and the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar.
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  3. 3
    Let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes with continuous stirring, or until the second batch of sugar is fully dissolved, before turning of the gas.
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  4. 4
    Remove the leaf, then filter the syrup to remove any specks of dirt.
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  5. 5
    Let it cool and put it in a jar or container.
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Plating

Pile a stock of pancakes on a plate. Two or three will do. Put enough butter or the fruit of your choice on top, and then drizzle on the syrup.

Tips

  • Taste the batter before cooking. So you can adjust the sweetness of the batter according to your taste.
  • Buttermilk or evaporated milk is also a good replacement for the milk ingredient.
  • You can also add a teaspoon of vanilla extract in the pancake mixture. This acts as a sweetener and is aromatic at the same time.
  • You can always add chocolate chips or the fruit of your choice in the batter before frying to add a twist and different flavor to the pancake.
  • This pancake recipe can also be use as a crepe recipe.
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Categories : Cooking

Recent edits by: Lynn, Monika, Rebecca M.

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