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Who says Sunday SAYS Pancake Day!!!!

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Yep & No exception for today! Sundays are and will always be pancake days!!! So, as it is Sunday today and as I REALLY feel like having delicious pancakes, I suggest I share with you my TOP 5 pancakes recipes ^^ Agreed?! I guess so…

At the very top of my rankings are the traditional and SO delicious basic pancakes

Basic-PancakesPhoto and recipe from HERE

Ingredients (for 4 servings) 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned & leveled)
  • 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, confectioner’s sugar, honey, jams, preserves, sweetened whipped cream, or chocolate syrup

Directions

1.  Preheat oven to 200 degrees F; have baking sheet or heatproof platter ready to keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven.  In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
2.  In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, butter (or oil), and egg.  Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just moistened (do not overmix; a few small lumps are just fine).
3.  Heat a large skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) or griddle over medium.  Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with oil; carefully rub skillet with oiled paper towel.
4.  For each pancake, spoon 2 to 3 Tablespoons of batter onto skillet, using the back of the spoon to spread batter into around (you should be able to fit 2 to 3 in a large skillet).
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 browned on the underside, 1 to 2 minutes more.  Transfer to a baking sheet or platter; cover loosely with aluminum foil, and keep warm in oven.  Continue with more oil and remaining batter.  (You’ll have 12 to 15 pancakes.)  Serve warm, with desired topping.
My second favourite pancakes are the very refined Nowegian Pancakes
Norwegian-Pancakes
Photo and recipe from HERE

Ingredients (for 3 to 4 pancakes per person)

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (nonfat milk is fine)
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • more butter for frying up the pancakes

Directions

1. In large bowl, beat eggs well. Whisk in flour and salt- mixture will be thick. Add in melted butter. Gradually whisk in milk until the batter is smooth.

2. In hot nonstick skillet, fry 1/4 cup batter at a time in a little bit of butter. If shape is not a concern, fry several at a time on a large griddle. Flip when the top appears to be set.

3. To serve, roll with a fork and top with lingonberries, strawberry jam or syrup.

In a third position comes the very, very, VERY yummy blueberry pancakes

Blueberry-Pancakes

Photo and recipe from HERE

Ingredients (for 8 to 10 pancakes)

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk + more to thin out the batter, as needed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • maple syrup

Directions

1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients; make a well in center of mixture.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and oil; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Gently fold in blueberries.

3. Pour about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto a hot, lightly greased griddle. Cook pancakes until tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked; turn and cook other side. Serve with maple syrup.

I gave the fourth rank to the pretty naughty Chocolate Chip Pancakes (I would have loved them to be ranked at the first position, but you’re gonna think I’m desperately way too greedy!

Chocolate-Chip-Pancakes-6 Chocolate-Chip-Pancakes-8 Chocolate-Chip-Pancakes-9Photos and recipe from HERE

Ingredients (for 8 to 10 pancakes)

  • 1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 Tablespoons canola oil
  • chocolate chips

Directions

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk and oil. Stir in dry ingredients and mix just until moistened (lumpy batter is what you’re looking for). The batter will be pretty thick, but if it seems a little too thick for your taste, you can mix in a couple more Tablespoonfuls of buttermilk.

3. Heat large skillet or griddle and spray with nonstick spray. Scoop batter onto heated surface (I like to use an ice cream scoop), spread into a circle and position a few chocolate chips on top. Cook over medium-low heat for about 1 to 2 minutes, until edges begin to curl under a bit and appear dry when you place the spatula underneath. Flip and cook the other side for a minute or two. Your pancakes should be golden brown on both sides. Serve immediately with syrup.

And last but not least, my fifth very much loved pancakes are the quite original Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Cinnamon-Roll-Pancakes-6 Back CameraPhotos and recipe from HERE

Ingredients (for about 8 pancakes)

  • CINNAMON FILLING:
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, just melted (not boiling)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • CREAM CHEESE GLAZE:
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2-ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • PANCAKES:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

Directions

Prepare the cinnamon filling: In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Scoop the filling into a quart-sized heavy zip baggie and set it aside (see *Tips below).

Prepare the glaze: In a small pan, heat the butter over low heat until melted. Turn off the heat and whisk in the cream cheese until it is almost smooth. Sift the powdered sugar into the pan, stir and add in vanilla extract. Set the pan aside while you make the pancakes.

Prepare the pancake batter: In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the milk, egg and oil, just until the batter is moistened (a few small lumps are fine).

Cook the pancakes: Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-heat and spray with nonstick spray. Use an ice cream scoop (or 1/3 cup measuring cup) to add the batter to the pan. Use the bottom of the scoop or cup to spread the batter into a circle (about 4-inches in diameter). Reduce the heat to medium low. Snip the corner of your baggie of cinnamon filling and squeeze the filling into the open corner. When your pancake begins to form bubbles, add the filling. Starting at the center of the pancake, squeeze the filling on top of the pancake batter in a swirl (just as you see in a regular cinnamon roll). Cook the pancake 2 to 3 minutes, or until the bubbles begin popping on top of the pancake and it’s golden brown on the bottom. Slide a thin, wide metal spatula underneath the pancake and gently but quickly flip it over. Cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes, until the other side is golden as well. When you flip the pancake onto a plate, you will see that the cinnamon filling has created a crater-swirl of cinnamon. Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, and repeat with the remaining pancake batter and cinnamon filling. Re-warm the glaze briefly, if needed. Serve pancakes topped with a drizzle of glaze.

And here they are, my very 5 favourite sorts of pancakes! I hope this post will have given you the will to cook some very yummy little things today! 😉

With this my darlings, I wish you a very nice Sunday afternoon… and if you’ll excuse me, my pancakes are waiting for me ^^ :p Guess which one I cooked?!

And remember…

Keep holding on to what you love & enjoy the ride of life 😉

xoxo

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12 thoughts on “Who says Sunday SAYS Pancake Day!!!!

  1. This is totally unfair, here I am sitting with a cup of coffee and now yOU post these delicious pancakes that I cant have…makes me feel so hungry..I think I am going to make pancakes right now!

  2. uauuuu they look gorgeous I will try to do them tomorrow morning thank you for sharing!

  3. Wow!! I love pancakes..I need to try these recipes! Delicious! xoxo
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