I don’t usually eat cooked breakfast. But a rainy Sunday afternoon breakfast after a night of dancing to bass-heavy music at Subland, getting soaked to the skin cycling home at 8am, is not a usual breakfast and calls for something extra-tasty. Like pancakes.
I tried this recipe today: Joy the Baker‘s The Single Lady’s Pancake. ONE pancake, not a dozen, so need for pre-breakfast measurement calculations. Thank you, Joy. I feel understood.
Rainy Day Pancake adapted from this recipe
Just one for yourself
Flour – 4 Tablespoons or 45g
Oats – 1 Tablespoon, if you like them, or another spoonful of flour
Baking powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Baking soda – 1/4 teaspoon
Salt – a pinch
Sugar or honey – 2 teaspoons
Oil or melted butter – 1 Tablespoon and a little more for the pan
Milk or buttermilk – 4 Tablespoons (if you use regular milk it’s a good idea to replace about a teaspoon of it with some yoghurt, the acidity of the yoghurt will help to set off the leavening process with the baking soda)
Toppings to taste. I used fresh berries, smoked ham and maple syrup.
What to do:
Mix the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, whisk the moist ingredients together (remember honey is moist but sugar is dry). By hand is fine.
Put a frying pan on medium heat with a little oil or butter (note: if you like bacon or ham with your pancakes, it’s nice to fry them in the same pan first, leaving the tasty bacon fat in for cooking your pancake).
While the pan is warming up, stir the dry ingredients into the moist ingredients. The batter will not be very liquid. Pour the batter into the frying pan, spread out and cook over medium heat until golden brown on both sides, flipping over once. I did that with the help of a spatula. No free-flying pancake gymnastics for me before breakfast. Put it on a plate with your favorite toppings.
That’s it! Tasty breakfast in about 15 minutes. A revelation.