I remember that when I was a kid, I used to see TV series or movies where people were making pancakes, wondering what it was, as we did not have that in France. In all cases, I would definitely not say that crepes are like pancakes and it makes me cringe when I hear people comparing the two as they are totally different!
Anyway, here is the way I make pancakes at home.
Servings: 8 pancakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (or 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour for the health conscious...)
- 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 tea spoons vanilla extract
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Nestlé or Guittard)
Step 1: preparation of the batter:
In a bowl, mix the flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, beat the eggs with the vanilla extract and then add the olive oil and buttermilk. Stir well until all the ingredients are well mixed in. Then, add slowly the mixture with the flour, making sure that there is no large lumps.
Let it rest for 1 hour, then mix the chocolate chips in the batter.
Step 2: cooking the pancakes
Heat a pan or a griddle on medium heat (I use a crepe maker) and brush with canola oil. Pour some of the batter, making sure to leave enough space between each pancakes. Flip the pancake once it is golden brown and remove from heat once both sides have been cooked. Et voila!
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