Some people say baking is boring. It must be true for those who are creative. I’ve read somewhere that creative people don’t always mind the rules. Baking, on the other hand, requires full attention to the recipe in hand, else the outcome might be unsatisfying, worse disastrous.
Well, I don’t mind rules either, but that doesn’t mean they bore me all the time. Following recipes has always fascinated me. Even though I am not your usual topnotch chef, my results were surprisingly, exceeding expectations.
Pancakes don’t require baking. However, the amount of ingredients and the way of mixing them should be precise to achieve that tasty and fluffy goodness. The good thing about this breakfast is that it is so easy to make, and the ingredients are almost always available in the kitchen. You just have to invade the cupboards and the fridge to get started.
All-purpose flour (1 1/2 cups)
Large egg (1 pc)
Milk (1 1/4 cups)
Butter (3 tablespoons, melted)
Sugar (1 tablespoon)
Salt (1 teaspoon)
Baking powder (3 1/2 teaspoon)
First, sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. After mixing, make a well in the center and pour milk, egg and melted butter. Mix well until smooth. Then put a lightly oiled griddle on medium heat. Put the batter, at least a quarter of a cup on to it and cook till it becomes lightly brown on both sides. Serve hot, preferably with butter on top and syrup or sugar.
See? The recipe is just so easy anyone could be good enough to be the kitchen empress/emperor. But of course, it’s not only the knack of following instructions that you need, it would also have to come from the heart.