Oh yum yum yum!!( Insert British accent) I am literally salivating right now, just waiting for these gorgeous babies to cool a bit before I go in. Yes, just like the English people, I wait for my pancakes to cool down a little then have it with my cup of black coffee. This is one of those recipes that I hold dear to my heart, for it reminds me of my home, Kenya and how my mother would do a quick fix for us before leaving for school -Love you mama.
Very simple, and yet so tasty!
- 2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1.5 cups of sugar
- 1.5 tea spoons of vanilla
- 1/2 tea spoon of salt
- 1/2 cup of melted butter
- 1/2 Lemon
- 1 banana ,raspberries,cherries and/or strawberries (optional)
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of water
- Sieve the flour in a bowl ,add your salt and sugar, then whisk slightly.
Tip: Always make sure to sieve your flour to avoid lumps but to achieve a smooth a batter instead.
2. In another bowl,mix your wet ingredients ( eggs, vanilla ,butter, milk and water) together and whisk for about 4 minutes and leave to sit for about 10 minutes. This allows the butter to settle.
3. Now add your wet ingredients to your dry ones and begin to beat with an electrical mixer for about 5 minutes, as you start on a lower speed as you increase gradually. At this point, the batter must have a smooth consistency with no bubbles whatsoever.
4. Set your fire on high and pour 2 drops of vegetable oil in your pan and let it heat up.
5 Once the pan is hot enough, pour your batter smoothly and evenly, starting from the center as you work yourself to the outer sides. Avoid pouring too much of it, for the English people have their pancakes very thin.
Tip: Use a measuring cup or spoon to estimate the amount of batter you will pour into the pan. This ensures that all the pancakes are evenly sized.
6. Cook the pancakes on both sides, until you start to see the edges getting crusty and browning
7. Repeat steps 4 to 6 until all the batter if finished.
Roll out the pancakes, squeeze some lemon and sprinkle some sugar if you want to go traditional all the way .Or, just serve with some fruits to perfectly balance it out for breakfast.
-Photos taken by the owner of the blog