Since my earlier post was food related, and with the holiday season here, I thought it would be a good time to post my pancake recipe (and really, so I don’t lose the recipe).
It is simple and easy to make — a requirement for a busy Lola — and super delicious. Here it is…
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup buttermilk (more if needed to thin batter)
- 1 cup flour (you can use 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white flour too or add a bit of cornmeal for more texture)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg. Blend in buttermilk. Add the remaining 4 ingredients and mix just until batter is smooth — do not over mix. Blend in vanilla and melted butter. Adjust if needed with more buttermilk for thinner pancakes.
I like to use a cast iron griddle — we have had this one since living in Germany, and pretty much use it just for making pancakes.
Serve with maple syrup or your favorite syrup — another favorite of ours is olallieberry syrup.
The pancakes are so good, they really don’t need extra butter, but by all means serve with butter if you like more butter with your pancakes.
Note: This recipe is just enough for my two grandsons, so if you have a big family, double the recipe (and as grandsons get bigger, I may have to make 2 batches anyway — boys can eat a LOT of pancakes!).
Taste tested more times than I can remember by grandsons — and expert pancake eaters — Jun-Jun and Gabriel.
And though technically this is not Filipino food, I’m also including it in my Filipino food category, since I have a feeling all lolas (grandmothers) — no matter their background or nationality — love to make great pancakes for their grandchildren.
I hope you enjoy this pancake recipe as much as we do. Let me know…