Martha Stewart Basic Pancakes Recipe

I have been wanting to make pancakes for quite sometime already but never had the time for it. Finally made some over the weekends. I roughly have an idea what the mixture of a pancake batter should have but was unsure of the measurements. So, I refered to Martha Stewart’s Basic Pancake Recipe. 🙂

Martha Stewart Basic Pancakes Recipe
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Serves: 4
“Nothing says “weekend” like pancakes for breakfast. When you see how simple it is to whip them up from scratch, you’ll wonder why you never did it before.” – Martha Stewart
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, or vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Assorted toppings, such as butter, maple syrup, confectioners’ sugar, honey, jams, preserves, sweetened whipped cream, or chocolate syrup
  1. Whisk together milk, butter (or oil), and egg in a medium bowl.
  2. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture and whisk until just moistened (do not overmix; a few small lumps are fine).
  3. Heat up pan (preferably nonstick or cast-iron) over medium. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with oil; carefully rub pan with oiled paper towel.
  4. For each pancake, spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of batter onto pan, using the back of the spoon to spread batter into a round (you should be able to fit 2 to 3 in a large pan).
  5. Cook until surface of pancakes have some bubbles and a few have burst, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and cook until golden brown on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  6. Continue with more oil and remaining batter. (You’ll have 12 to 15 pancakes.) Serve warm, with desired toppings.
Instead of using the All Purpose Flour & Baking Powder, I used Self Raising Flour because the supermarket ran out of Baking Powder =..=[br][br]As for the toppings, I spread out a thick layer of Peanut Butter and sliced banana for that mouthful bites!

The outcome:


Pancakes with butter spread and folded into halves that looked similar like Kuih Apam Balik.


Pancakes made with love.

This is a very very very basic and easy to make pancakes. You can tweak the recipe by adding your favourite flavours like Chocolate for example. I was contemplating earlier whether to mash the bananas and add into the mixture, but later decided to add banana slices on the pancake as they cook. It turned out pretty okay but caramelising them and adding them as toppings would be better. Heee.. Will try making pancakes again and this time round, I’ll be trying something different.

Stay tuned..

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