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Shan

Breakfast Pancake - American Style

Basic Recipe

50 g self raising white flour
50 g masa harina (mexican corn flour)
1/4 tspn baking powder
25 g melted butter
2 eggs seperated
pinch of salt
150 ml milk

* Add the baking powder to the egg whites. Beat egg whites until stiff.

* Mix together both flours and add salt. Make a well in the middle and add the egg yolks. Add 3 quarters of the milk and beat well. Add last quarter of milk and beat again.

* Add the melted butter and mix thoroughly.

* Add a third of the egg white and mix through to loosen up the batter. Fold remainder of the egg white into the batter.

* Add dollops to a medium temperature pan. Once the pancakes have bubbled through, flip over and cook until both sides are golden brown.

If I have any corn or peas or jalapeno chillis lying round, I sometimes chuck them into the batter. Chopped bacon and chives is also a good addition.
Jam Lady

That's an elaborate recipe. The basic pancake recipe I use is just
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 scant cup milk
1 whole egg beaten up and added together with milk
1 teaspoon melted butter
Slim

I think in America that recipe would be described more along the lines of "Southwest style"

It does make me think of the jalapeno cornbread muffins at my favorite diner. Absolutely great when they're grilled up and buttery on the side of some Southwest Benedict eggs, or huevos rancheros

The addition of peas has me pretty well thrown off. The corn and jalapenos goes with the southwestern theme, but peas in pancakes? scratch
Slim

Are buckwheat pancakes as American as I think they are, or is that a global thing as well?
Shan

It is quite elaborate but the egg whites give it a very light and fluffy texture and the masa harina adds a lovely flavour and also tends to carry you further through the day, due to its low GI nature.

PS When I refer to it being American style, I meant more that it looks like an American pancake as opposed to the British pancake, which one tends to make on Shrove Tuesday.
Shan

I think in America that recipe would be described more along the lines of "Southwest style"

It does make me think of the jalapeno cornbread muffins at my favorite diner. Absolutely great when they're grilled up and buttery on the side of some Southwest Benedict eggs, or huevos rancheros

The addition of peas has me pretty well thrown off. The corn and jalapenos goes with the southwestern theme, but peas in pancakes? scratch


I have added loads of different combinations. Peas & chopped fried Chorizo with some dried mint works extremely well.

Mushrooms and chilli flakes is another great addition - make sure the musshrooms are fried off first.
Shan

PS If you follow the order of the recipe, you only use 1 mixer and 2 bowls.
Jam Lady

Buckwheat flour - yes indeed, very Russian. Thin little crepe-like blini with sour cream and caviar.

Do not confuse with blintzes - wheat flour crepes folded around fillings.
gz

Buckwheat flour...Breton as well , for galettes
dpack

wheat and corn is a good combo for pancakes.

the folded in whipped egg white just before pan is a very splendid move

sourdough starter+yolk, almond milk, salt, sugar then matured for a few hours and then a bit of baking powder just before the whipped egg whites are folded in is wonderful Wink

grits are pretty good especially if fried in hog jowl fat
Slim

We always just had blueberries mixed in Very Happy
gythagirl

Bloobs mixed in AND on the side Laughing
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