For the unversed, pancakes also known as hotcake or flapjack are one of the most beloved breakfast foods around the world.
Model, TV show host, and actor Malaika Arora is undeniably one of the fittest celebrities of tinsel town. She has been rather vocal for her love for Yoga and eating clean, but when she is in the mood to indulge, she is not the one to count calories, as evinced by her recent stories from holidays in Istanbul, Rishikesh and New York. She chomps on her salad and pizza with equal fervour, proving how just a little bit of balance can go a long way in keeping one fit and fab. On Sunday, the 48-year-old shared a photo of her delicious-looking blueberry pancake. The thin and soft pancake comprised pitted blueberries, making for one wholesome fare. From the looks of it, the whole-wheat pancakes were also doused in maple syrup. The whole wheat pancakes are much more healthier than pancakes made with refined flour, as they lack more fibre and protein.
For the unversed, pancakes also known as hotcake or flapjack are one of the most beloved breakfast foods around the world. It is prepared with a smooth batter that typically comprises of eggs, milk, and butter and is cooked on a hot surface such as a griddle or frying pan. The pan is first greased with butter so that the batter does not stick. As per experts, it is perhaps one of the oldest foods known to mankind. The shape of pancakes varies from region to region. For instance, in the UK, the batter used in unleavened makes the pancake flat, thin and almost crepe-like. In the U.S., where a leavened batter is used, the pancakes are generally risen, thick and relatively fluffier, the addition of eggs, of course, works as a great binding agent, and makes the pancakes softer.
When you are making pancakes at home, there are a few things you should be mindful of. Here are some tips that have been very effective for us.
1. Always heat the pan first before you pour your batter
2. Be generous with the amount of butter. You can swirl it around till it starts bubbling, this will give your pancakes an evenly greased-up pan. Do not let the butter burn.
3. Once you have poured the batter, lower the flame.
4. Try to use a flat pan or griddles, to ensure easy flipping.
5. Do not keep flipping, as they may lead to your pancakes breaking. Let it cook from the bottom once, and let the edges brown a bit and then flip it over. JUST ONCE.
6. If you are planning to cook blueberry pancakes, spread some blueberries on the uncooked side before flipping. And then when the bottom is cooked, flip it over. This gives blueberries some time to fit into the batter and not come out once flipped.
Here’s a delicious recipe of blueberry pancakes, try it soon with these recipes and let us know how you liked it.