The pancakes are typical of North American cuisine and, with many variations, in other parts of the world that are normally prepared for breakfast or brunch and served with honey or maple syrup, a natural sweetener with a taste reminiscent of honey, fresh fruit or jam. Easy and fast to implement, they are perfect for a brunch with friends. It is similar to crepe. The recipe to prepare the pancake is fast and easy to implement. It is enough to cook in the pan for a few minutes and the batter and the cake is ready to be served hot.
If you are planning a trip to the US, get ready to enjoy traditional American breakfast with delicious pancakes, and tasty small spongy discs that are waiting to be stuffed with more inviting treats. In the United States, the pancakes are also called hotcake, griddlecake or flapjack. British and Irish traditionally eat them during the Mardi Gras or Pancake Tuesday.
Pancakes similar to those in North America, but smaller, are in fact consumed in the British Isles and are called Scotch pancakes. In Australia and New Zealand are called pikelet. They are served with cream and jam or just with butter. In the States this is called silver dollar pancakes. In Scotland they are rarely served at breakfast, while on the other hand are considered sweet or dessert. English Pancakes are similar to French crepes, but the traditional recipe is accompanied by sugar and lemon.
In the Netherlands the word Pannekoek is literal translation of pancakes. The ingredients are the same as French crepe, but they cook less subtle. They are consumed as a second breakfast and in general the restaurants selling pannenkoeken separate the list of those savory with cheese, ham, onions, ginger and those sweet with jam, raisins and fruit. Simple Pannekoek is always available on the table with sugar syrup and powdered sugar.
Even in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, it is very popular and is stuffed with fresh milk or manjar and are called panqueque.
But alongside this typical combination we are allowed all possible variants, provided they are super delicious from the fresh fruit or syrup, to creams to the chocolate sauces. Americans do not miss anything and often accompany the plate of pancakes with whipped cream tufts.
For sure you will have your mouth watering, unless you want to wait for breakfast and can also prepare pancakes for tea, from our recipe! For the sweet tooth they may also be accompanied by peanut butter or chocolate spread and hazelnuts. However, there are some variants, also see that the addition of cinnamon or honey or the use of yogurt instead of milk.
The pancakes with Nutella are a gluttony that you cannot miss! I, after watching a video on facebook tried it with my classic dough. Well you can use your homemade hazelnut cream spread too so as to make the healthiest recipe and adapted especially for the little ones. The thickness is due to the consistency of the dough and the presence of yeast. They can also be savory, with butter melted on warm pancakes, eggs or bacon.
If you like pancakes, you can also try them in other versions, such as cottage cheese with stewed quinces, chestnuts and pomegranates or with chocolate chips and raspberry. It is advisable to consume the pancakes immediately, or store in the refrigerator for a day at most. We do not recommend freezing. The dough can be kept in the refrigerator covered with plastic wrap for up to 12 hours.
For many of Disney readers the pancakes are nothing but the pancakes of Donald, who like a good uncle prepared carefully for the three nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie!
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per serving: 225 calories per 100 gms
150 g flour
1 glass milk
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp yeast
2 tbsp butter
Salt to taste
Prepare the batter. In a bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and a pinch of salt. Make a hole in the center and pour in the oil and milk. Mix and then amalgamate the egg and the melted butter. Beat with a whisk until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous. Cover and let stand for 2 hours at room temperature.
Heat a skillet over medium heat and grease it with a little oil or butter. To test if the pan is enough, throw 1 or 2 drops of water. If it sizzles, it's ready. Pour a few tablespoon of the mixture.
Cook the pancakes from both sides without letting it brown too much, until bubbles appear on the surface and the edges are just dry, turning with a scoop. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown on both sides.
Serve piping hot pancakes, sprinkled with maple syrup. You can accompany the pancakes with fresh fruit or syrup to your taste like apple, cranberry, or with fluid fruit jellies.