Saturday, 22 August 2009

American Style Pancakes - made with Whole Wheat Flour

Pancakes. Every country has its own variation. In India we have Dosa, Cheela, Uttapam, Pesarattu and what not!
The first time I had “American Pancakes” was when I was on business travel to Chennai. The hotel I was staying in had a luxurious breakfast spread. I don’t think I have ever been so motivated in my life to wake up early only for breakfast. A standard item on the breakfast menu was “American Pancakes” – served with melted butter and honey. They were absolutely divine – soft, fluffy and moist.
After that, I have visited the city multiple times, but never had the opportunity to stay at that place.
I finally decided that it can’t be too difficult to make pancakes at home. Google helped me in my endeavour, and after going thru numerous sites and recipes, I finally zeroed in on this one at www.ralpharama.co.uk. The primary reason was that the recipe seemed simple to make, and more importantly, I had the ingredients readily available. The only difference was that I used whole wheat flour instead of plain flour. The result was fabulous.

Sharing the recipe with you as well.


Ingredients:

Whole Wheat Flour / Atta: 1 cup
Milk: 1 cup
Oil: 1/8 cup
Sugar: 1 tbsp
Egg: 1
Vanilla Essence: 1 tsp
Baking Powder: 1 tsp
Salt: a pinch

Method:

- Seive the flour, baking powder and salt together
- Add the sugar, oil, milk and egg
- Mix it to form a batter. It’s ok to have a few lumps. I let the batter stay for around 10 minutes before using it
- Heat a non stick pan, and grease it lightly with oil
- Pour a ladle or 2 of the batter when the pan is hot, but not very hot. I like my pancakes to be thicker and slightly large so I poured a bit more than required.
- When the top is filled with air bubbles and the sides begin to firm up, its time to flip the pancake. This should take around a minute
- The other side takes less time to cook. Lift it a bit to check whether it has achieved a golden texture
- Transfer onto a plate, and serve hot or cold. I served mine with melted butter and honey on top

6 comments:

  1. First time to visit your blog and I already love the recipes you have here,and these pancakes really look good!I'd love to guide our readers to your site if you won't mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it's all set, Thanks!

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  2. I typically use whole wheat flour with my pancakes - adds a nice extra healthy boost to a delicious breakfast!

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  3. Thanks for the recipe! Did it with wholewheat flour and brown sugar and they were great. A wonderful Sunday brunch in London.

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