Nigerian Pancake Recipe

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Pancake is a thin batter cake fried in a pan or on a griddle in oil or butter. It is made with those ingredients that we always have in our kitchen.

Pancake is the most balanced breakfast meal, as it is made of eggs (protein), flour (carbohydrates) and butter or vegetable oil (fats and oil).

We are not even talking about the micro nutrients yet. Pancakes can also be enjoyed alongside custard, akamu (pap) or oat meal.

Ingredients For Making Pancakes
• 1 cup | (150g) of plain flour
• 2 medium eggs
• ½ cup (125 mls) of evaporated milk (Peak Milk)
• 2 tablespoons of margarine
• 1 cup (250 mls) of water
• ¼ teaspoon of salt
• 6 teaspoons of sugar (or to taste)
• Ground Chilli Pepper (to taste)
• Vegetable oil

You can also add onions to the pancake but make sure that your blender can liquefy the onions. If not, the pieces of onions will not let you achieve very thin pancakes.

Directions For Making Pancakes
• Put the margarine in a small bowl and melt in the microwave. You can also place the bowl in a bigger bowl of hot water to melt the margarine.

• Break the two eggs into the melted margarine and beat till smooth. Then add ½ cup of water, add the flour and mix well till there are minimal lumps.

• Add the milk, salt, sugar, ground pepper and the remaining ½ cup of water then stir very well until all the ingredients are well combined.

• Set a frying pan over medium heat. Add a few drops of vegetable oil. Just enough to lubricate the frying pan.

• When hot, pour some pancake batter into the frying pan. Tilt the pan so that the batter coats the surface of the pan evenly. This should be a very thin coat.

• Fry the underside of the pancake for approximately 1 minute, shaking the pan from time to time till the pancake comes loose. You can also loosen it with the spatula.

• Check the underside to be sure it has browned to your liking, preferably light brown. Flip the pancake so you can fry the top side as well.

• The pancake is done when both sides are light brown. Serve with custard, akamu (pap), soya milk, oat meal or with any chilled drink of your choice. Enjoy!



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