Who doesn't like pancakes? When I was a child, paboritong-paborito ko ang hotcakes for merienda sa hapon. Hahaha! Naaalala ko pa how primitive we used to make pancakes maybe because mahirap lang kami and we can't afford to buy pre-mixes like Maya and White King.
Mother used to make pancakes pretty much the same way as how pancakes should be made except that:
1. Gumagamit sya ng murang klase ng harina. Minsan may kuto pang lumalangoy-langoy sa batter.
2. Ang gamit nyang baking powder ay Diwata Brand na ang paet-paet! OMG!
3. Di sya naglalagay ng asukal sa batter. Siguro kasi: a) mahal ang asukal, b) dumidikit sa kawali naming hindi naman nonstick or, c) ginugulong naman namin ang pancakes sa margarina at asukal anyway.
4. Mantika ang gamit nya instead na melted butter or margarine. Juice ko!
Now that we've grown, we still enjoy pancakes anytime of the day-- morning, noon, night, midnight. Whenever we please. And upgraded version na, although I still wouldn't prefer spending for a box of premix dahil kaya ko namang gumawa ng sweet and fluffy pancakes!
Here's the recipe:
Pancakes, Homemade Pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 tsp CALUMET baking powder
4 tbsp melted margarine
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup and 3 tbsp water
Combine all dry ingredients and wet ingredients in separate bowls. After egg has been beaten and combined with water and melted margarine, pour the mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix by whisking. The batter should have the consistency that just coats the back of the spoon. Not too runny and not too thick as to be solid-like. Don't overwhisk because it will make the pancake a little tough and loose its potential fluffiness.
Ladle the batter into a heated nonstick round pan. When the upside bubbles, turn and cook for another half minute. Serve.
For me, it is important that you use quality baking powder like Calumet. I'm not paid to endorse the brand ha! But it's so good I wouldn't mind promoting it for free. And it's available in small packs kaya affordable. The label says to use 2 tsp per cup of flour but I use a tsp more to achieve my desired fluffiness. And even if you use more, hindi sya pumapait. Di tulad ng Diwata!