Do you want to know how to make the best pancakes? With this easy and simple recipe you will learn step by step the secret of how to make pancakes fluffier. Both to prepare savory dishes, as to make a sweet dessert, this pancake recipe will be very practical. In Argentina and Uruguay a salty meal called "cannelloni" is prepared, which is also based on this type of pancake with a meat or vegetable filling ... ideal to share on a Sunday with the family !!
In this post I share the best recipe, my tricks for fluffy pancakes, and more step by step.
You can also find them by the name « crepe ». Basically it is the same pancake recipe, perhaps with the difference that "crepes" are generally spoken of when they will be used in desserts.
Quantity: our pancake recipe makes about 20 units
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE PANCAKE
3/4 cup of 000 flour or whatever you have (90 grams)
1 cup of milk (250cc.)
2 tablespoons butter, melted (lard)
1 teaspoon baking powder (self-rising powder)
Pinch of salt
PREPARING THE PANCAKES
Let's start! First you must put the eggs, add the flour, milk, butter, baking powder and salt in the blender glass and blend them to mix. If you don't have a blender, you can also use the wire whisk, beating until you get a well homogeneous mixture. As for the texture, it should be a smooth, smooth mixture, without lumps.
Then let it rest for two hours in a bowl before using the preparation. The preparation should rest to be able to work it better on the pan. Leave it in the refrigerator.
To make them, a non-stick pan is preferably used to which 1 teaspoon of butter is added only the first time. In the case of not having a non-stick pan, some butter will be applied each time. Try to avoid Teflon pans. Those with a ceramic bottom are much better.
How to cook pancakes
Put the pancake on the fire. Add a bit of butter and turn until it covers the bottom of the pan.
With the help of the ladle, put a little of the mixture and make it run quickly so that it covers the bottom well.
Make sure that the dough is not too thick, since the pancakes must be very thin.
The surplus dump it again in the preparation.
Cook over a high heat and when the bottom is golden, turn with the help of a spatula, so it cooks on the other side.
Don't worry if the first pancake doesn't suit you, this is very common. But the rest will be great and you will see that it is very easy to do them.
Keep in mind that cooking the pancakes takes very little time on each side. Depending on the cooking temperature, each side will take 1 to 2 minutes, no more. When to turn it over? When you see that the bottom side begins to brown.
Once cooked, it is placed on a flat plate and they are placed on top of each other to keep them warm and not harden. They are covered with a nylon sheet.
With this dough the pancakes are very thin and you can achieve about 20 units.
How To Make Pancakes
Information of interest
Sweet and savory pancakes
Pancakes can be filled to make sweet and savory preparations. Cannelloni can be prepared with savory fillings, or you can use sweet fillings such as jams or cream.
Tip : Have you tried pancakes filled with dulce de leche? They are very common in Argentina and Uruguay. And the pancakes filled with orange fudge?
They can be frozen for 3 months. To do this, it is convenient to group them by 5 or 10 depending on the amount that you want to save and separate each group with plastic paper so that when you remove them it is easier to know how many we lose.
When they are removed from the freezer, they are placed in the lower part of the refrigerator to defreeze them or the microwave is used.
Time to enjoy the best pancake in the world! How are you going to eat it?
Tips for making Pancakes
Have you tried making the cheese filled pancakes? Once you have the pancakes made, open one and top it with grated mozzarella cheese. Roll up the pancake and put it in the hot pan, which you have previously lubricated with just a teaspoon of oil or vegetable spray. You only need to heat it so that the mozzarella melts, 1 minute on each side and ready to serve! You can also do it with the oven, preheating it to 200ºC, but be careful not to overdo the cooking time, since you only have to melt the cheese filling, and not dry the dough (especially the edges).
Do not forget to try the pancakes with dulce de leche, because they are a delight! You just have to spread a couple of large tablespoons of dulce de leche over the entire surface and roll the pancake.
Another savory option is to fill them with ham and cheese, and present them in the form of a roll, with which you can get a side for a main dish. There are also those who spread it with more or less spicy chili. Many like to accompany them with sauce.
In the case of sweet pancakes, it is very nice to present them on a plate with a light icing or icing sugar coating.
Curiosity : in Mexico they call them "hot cakes" or also "quequis", and they tend to prepare them in the style used in the United States, obtaining a taller and fluffier pancake.
We recommend you get down to work and try this one, which is one of the best pancake recipes that you can find to use in sweet and savory preparations.