Pancake A La Newbie Cook

Pancakes are more or less a staple breakfast element in most types of cuisines. But this particular dish can be surprisingly difficult to handle for newbie cooks. If you are tired hunting for the perfect pancake recipe from scratch, is here to the rescue.

This delicious but simple staple breakfast item is a must on lazy weekends. But we have been so indulged in being served up this simple delicacy that most of us do not know how to make this the way our moms or grandmothers used to do. Have a look at these delicious fat burning pancake recipes from the Metabolic Cooking Program. But for the modern chef who has very little time and no time at all for cooking hassles, we bring you the easy, instant way of making pancake recipe from scratch.


o 1 cup flour o 2 tbsps sugar o 1 cup non-skimmed milk o 1 egg o Small amount of baking powder (say, 2 teaspoons) o Salt to taste o 1 tbsp vegetable oil o 2 tbsps melted butter o Any sort of topping you might want to add. Traditional options include butter, honey, jams, maple syrup, powdered sugar, chocolate syrup, various types of preserves, whipped cream etc.


  1. Preheat the microwave oven to 200 Fahrenheit.
  2. Take a bowl and mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Now take a larger bowl and pour the milk into it. Add the melted butter and egg. Slowly put in the dry ingredients into the liquid ones and stir until everything is just mixed. Do not be afraid of the lumps and stir too much as that will result in the toughening of the mixture.
  4. Put a large skillet on medium flame. Put in a bit of cooking spray just enough to moisten the surface throughout.
  5. Start spooning a maximum of 2 to 3 tablespoons of the mixture onto the skillet. You can shape each pancake into a neat round shape using the back of the tablespoon. You can put in 2 or 3 at one go.
  6. Cook for a minute or two. The flat surface of the pancakes should start to have some bubbles by now. Take a thin wooden spatula and flip the pancakes carefully. Make sure that they are cooked enough to be able to bear the flipping without internal breakage. Repeat the procedure until the pancake is sufficiently browned on both sides. It should only take a minute or so.
  7. You should prepare a baking sheet beforehand or even have a heatproof platter handy in order to keep the prepared pancakes warm and soft. Transfer the cooked batches to the prepared baking sheet or platter and keep them covered loosely with cooking foil, so they stay soft and warm while the rest of the batches are being cooked.
  8. Repeat the process until you run out of batter. Serve them hot with your favorite toppings!

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