Im not a big breakfast guy, probably because im not the greatest morning person either. My normal everyday breakfast is either cereal or, if I don’t have time at home, I grab some toast from the office cafeteria, simple and mundane and wholly uninteresting. Sometimes though, on the weekend with some spare time, there is nothing better than something more substantial and my favourite would have to be pancakes. The recipe comes from King Arthur Flour and they declare this recipe “simply perfect” and whilst I’ve tried too few recipes to agree or disagree they were pretty damn good. They suggest using malt powder but I only had sugar so just used that and I would suggest upping it from 2 to 3 tablespoons.
Simply Perfect Pancakes – King Arthur Flour
2 Large Eggs
1 1/4 Cups Milk
3 Tblsp Melted Butter or Veg Oil
1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
3/4 Tsp Salt
2 Tsp Baking Powder
2 Tblsp Sugar or 1/4 Cup Malted Milk Powder
1. Beat the eggs and milk until light and foamy, about 3 minutes at high speed in a stand or hand mixer. Stir in the butter or oil.
2. Whisk the dry ingredients to evenly distribute the baking powder, salt and sugar.
3. Gently and quickly mix into the egg/milk mixture. Let the mixture rest for 15 minutes whilst heating the griddle or pan.
4. Heat a heavy frying pan or griddle over medium heat and grease lightly. The cooking surface is ready when a drop of water will skitter across the surface and evaporate immediately.
5. Drop 1/3 cupfuls of batter into the pan. Bake on one side until bubbles begin to form and break, then turn and cook on the other side till brown. Serve immediately.
4 Tblsp Butter
4 Tblsp Sugar
1 very large (massive) or 2 Apples, roughly chopped
1. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat, add the sugar and when its melted add the apple and cook until tender and caramelised – took about 10 minutes.