Where did pancakes come from? This warm, fluffy, sweet, cozy and simply gorgeous dish seems to be international. Judge for yourself: if the Americans and the Russians are both nuts about it, pancakes definitely have a potential for connecting continents and souls.
Every nation has its own favorite recipes and beloved toppings, but in my family, we prefer making toppings out of frozen (or fresh) berries and sour cream. Such topping as chocolate or mashed banana increase the calorie content, so it’s up to you… But I agree: they are heavenly tasty!
This dish became the symbol of Sunday for my family. We start this day with pancakes for years, and now my kids have strong association: Sunday means the day for God, for family and some rest, and this day starts with very homely, unhurried and fantastic breakfast. So, unintentionally, I have discovered a cool way to teach my kids to love and respect this day.
Fluffy pancakes with sour cream and strawberry topping is a perfect way to pamper my beloved ones and myself with something yummy. I have tried tons of recipes from the cheapest to the most intricate, but this one is really a good balance of easiness, affordability and top-notch texture. Another advantage of this recipe is that it involves little oil. I’m not a fan of greasy pancakes, and it forced me to reject pancakes made out of kefir or sour milk because they seemed to absorb too much oil.
I know many of you will say that pancakes are unhealthy because they are pure quick carbs, so what? Yea, this dish is not for your weight loss program, but I’m sure the atmosphere it creates is for heart. Plus, we try to balance it with the wholesomeness of sour cream and frozen strawberries or raspberries.
Pancakes I offer you to cook are light and airy like biscuit. The ingredients are plain, and cooking process is easy. The only snag here is the availability of mixer. So, OK, let it roll!
Airy pancakes with strawberry-sour-creamy topping! Ingredients
- 1 cup (250 ml) of milk
- 1 cup of flour
- 3 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil (you can use any other vegetable oil you like)
Take two clean and dry (!) bowls (medium and big) and separate whites from yolks. Yolks go into the big bowl, and whites go into the medium one. Do it carefully and prevent yolks from getting into the “whites” bowl. You will have to whip whites with your mixer later.
2. Put sugar in the bowl with yolks, and stir it well. Then add half of milk and stir again.
3. Pour flour into the bowl and mix the mass thoroughly to make it smooth. Leave no lumps.
4.Then add baking powder, stir and pour in the rest of the milk. The batter looks quite liquid at this stage. Put this bowl aside.
5. Add a pinch of salt to the whites and whip them with your mixer until the mass is firm and doesn’t flow down from the bowl if you turn the bowl upside down.
6.Add whipped whites to the previous bowl carefully, and mix it gently moving the mass from the bottom to the top. Do not mix it with your mixer!!!
7. When the batter is smooth, add two tablespoons of oil and mix gently.
8. Put your non-stick pan on the medium heat (maybe later you should turn down it a little bit). You don’t have to pour oil on the pan. Just oil it with couple of drops. Oil we added in the previous step is enough for baking pancakes on the “dry” pan.
9.Pour batter with your scoop on the hot pan creating a circle.
10.Watch your first pancake. In 10 seconds or more, tiny holes will appear on the surface of your pancakes, and it means you can try to turn over it. I’m pretty sure that you’ll easily find your own time for each side. Put baked pancakes on the plate building a “tower.”
11.When all pancakes are baked, prepare the topping. Don’t be afraid of cooling your pancakes. Piled this way, they will keep the temperature, so you have time. I recommend fresh or frozen berries mixed with sour cream. A cup of top-notch coffee will complement the great breakfast.
13.After such a cozy meal, great mood for the rest of your day is guaranteed. Sweet pancaking to you all!