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Making American Pancakes

April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 167

If you are looking for the perfect breakfast food to serve to your family or guests you might want to consider serving American pancakes. Instead of taking your family or guests out to a restaurant or pancake house to get these light and fluffy taste treats for breakfast or brunch, why not make your own? They will be a success and so will you. Making American pancakes is fast and easy and best of all... you will only need to use one mixing bowl instead of dirtying a whole sinkful of dishes.

What to serve with American pancakes

American pancakes are great served along with either creamy sweet butter or margarine, maple or other flavored syrups or honey. Often people use both butter and syrup on them. Some tasty variations are to sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the top, place softly cooked eggs on top of the pancakes and pierce the yolk so it drizzles over the pancakes, with fruit jelly spread on them, fresh berries or fruit cut up on top or chocolate syrup. Many people like to top their pancakes with a large dollop of whipped cream or non-dairy topping. Pancakes are also great served with berries, apple or peach bits, or chocolate chips stirred into the batter before they are placed on the griddle or sprinkled on top of the pancake after they are first turned.

What can be served with pancakes for breakfast?

Breakfast meats in any form, such as sausage, bacon or ham are great with pancakes that are served with or without eggs. Home fried or hash browned potatoes are also good when served with pancakes. Some people like toast with their pancakes as well, if they are serving eggs with them, but it is not necessary. Fresh fruit, berries or melon is also a wonderful addition to American pancakes. Unless you are serving a buffet type breakfast or brunch though, be careful with how many varieties of food you offer with the pancakes, because pancakes are very filling, and you might find an excess of food on your hands.

Our favorite recipe for American pancakes

The basic ingredients that you will need to mix together in a mixing bowl for American pancakes are: a cup of all purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of 1% milk, 1 beaten egg and 1 Tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of melted butter. This will make up to 8 pancakes, depending on the size you want to make them. Generally, the size is determined by pouring 1/4 cup of batter at a time onto the preheated and buttered griddle. Don't walk away when your pancakes are on the griddle, because they cook through rather quickly. Turn the pancake over when the bottom side (toward the griddle) is golden brown, add any extra ingredients at this time, and then finish cooking. Try not to turn the pancake more than once, because repeated turnings can make the pancakes tough, and your pancakes will be much nicer if they are light and fluffy.

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