Griddle cakes

Pancakes... Flapjacks... Flap cakes... Breakfast cakes... Hot cakes... Johnny cakes... Fried bread...
And the list just goes on for what you call griddle cakes. It just depends on which part of the world you are from. Here, they are called hot cakes or pancakes. Normally they are served for breakfast with a dob of butter, tablespoon or spoons of preserves and lots of maple syrup. For some they accompany it with sausages and eggs too.

Last Christmas, I was up early and prepared breakfast for everyone. I remembered my mom buying a box of pancake mix. So to please her, I though of making her a batch. However, the mix couldn't be found. It made me think where it could have went since I never saw or hear anyone at home make some in the past weeks.

Instead of wondering more and trying to figure out the mystery, I threw in a couple of available ingredients and viola, home-made pancakes from scratch. At least, I don't have to have hungry angry household members. Probably I will be making a batch again soon....

Griddle cakes

The Ingredients:
1 cup sifted all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon sugar
1 egg
1 cup milk
3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

Cooking Procedure:
Sift all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Beat egg. Add milk and butter until all mixed well. Pour into dry ingredients; beat until combined making the batter still lumpy. Heat a skillet or griddle. To test if it is hot enough, drop a little water and it should roll off in drops. Use about 1/4 cup batter for each griddle cake. Cook until bubbles for on surface and edges become dry. Turn; cook 2 minutes longer, or until nicely browned on the underside. Serve with butter, maple syrup, jams and or preserves.


Ben said...

I love pancakes (in Mexico we call them hotcakes) They are always the perfect breakfast or brunch and the flavors are endless. Have you tried pumpkin pancakes?

About the flourless chocolate cake. Let me know how it turns out with the impossible cake if you make it. I don't know if the chocolate cake would rise to the top if you don't use flour. I can't even imagine a chocolate cake with no flour! Hehehe, that is something I need to learn


Angie said...

Wow! I'm not even hungry and your photo is so good I now want pancakes!!! :)

Malou said...

@Ben - Thanks for dropping by. Pumpkin pancakes? Hmmm sounds delish.. I will definitely try that. I still have the pumpkin fever (got it over the holidays).
I will certainly let you know the out come of the impossible cake using flourless chocolate cake base.

@Angie - My sentiments exactly. Everytime I look at it, it makes me want to make a new batch and pour our more of the Santa Maple ontop. Yummm... Will try Ben's suggestion :D Thanks for visiting.

kmcgra said...

We like to serve them for dinner occasionally. I even wrote an article about it once here:


Our recipes are pretty close...either way Pancakes are an absolute favorite with the kids when we do it for dinner!

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