Happy pancake day

In 2021, Strove Tuesday also known as pancake day falls on 16th February. In the celebration of one of my favourite breakfast meals to have I am sharing my pancake recipe. Since I am vegetarian, I can’t put eggs in my recipe however they still come out delicious and fluffy. The prep time is about 15 minutes and takes about 10 minutes to cook approximately 6 pancakes with the ingredients below-

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk (I Used 2%)
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • Toppings – Nutella is a must-have , peanut butter, lemon and sugar (done right) and lastly fruits (wiser -healthier option)  

To begin cooking, I need to have some music to motivate me to start my day.

First whisk all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Then in a separate bowl take a cup of milk and add vegetable oil, water and vanilla extract.

Stir the wet ingredient bowl to the dry ingredient bowl (REMEMBER: don’t over-mix and its OK to have lumps). Set aside for couple of minutes while your pan is heating.

Once your pan is heated, put a bit of unsalted butter, and let it melt (spread it out a bit). Put your mixture on the buttered area. Cook until bubbles appear on the face of pancake. Also put butter around the pancake edges (I know a lot of butter is used but that is what gives that bronze appearance)

Keep checking the surface that is heating to make sure you have not burnt it (I have made this mistake numerous times). Carefully flip the pancake and cook until its golden brown.

Sometimes we get lazy about cooking so I would recommend buying a pancake powder where you have to just add milk and your are batter is ready. Tesco has a 155g pancake mix for just a pound! While Sainsbury has various options to choose from and some of them can also be used to make waffles at home.

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Hello ! My name is Nidhi. I am an international medic studying at University of Dundee.

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