Pancakes are such a tricky food to make, for me. They're either good or bad. There is no in between when it comes to pancakes. Most of the time, mine are bad. Except when they come from a box. It's so much easier when they come from a box. They rise perfectly and the flavor is always good. Not great, but good enough.
Lately I've been obsessed with Whole Wheat Pastry Flour, as you may have noticed by my other posts. Any excuse to make something with it is good. I mixed some of it with a little corn flour to make these delicious cakes. I'm getting used to making fresh pancakes from scratch. I think the secret lies in the flour to rising agents ratio. These particular recipe was incredible. The pancakes rose perfectly and were fluffy enough.
As you can see by the picture, I didn't put any syrup on them. I have yet to meet a good pancake syrup. They're all too sweet and gooey for my taste. That's why I'm always adding extra ingredients to the batter, to get more flavor. This brings me to the secret ingredient: Yogurt!
Someone once told me that adding Kefir or Yogurt to pancakes makes them lighter. I noticed a difference in flavor, but not in lightness. I recommend adding it if you have some already, if not, just add a bit more milk.
I never recommend a specific measurement for milk when making pancakes. It comes from personal taste. I like a thicker pancake batter, some people like it watery. After you have added all the ingredients to a bowl, start mixing as much milk as you want until you get the desired consistency. Keep in mind that as you let the batter sit for a few minutes it'll get thicker.
(Makes 8-10 pancakes)
3/4 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
3/4 cup Corn Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
3/4 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 cup Milk
1/4 cup Vanilla or Plain Yogurt
3 tbsp Turbinado Sugar (or any other granulated sugar)
-Mix all ingredients in a bowl, except for the milk.
-Start adding the milk until you get the desired consistency.
-Let it rest for 5 minutes.
-While the batter is resting, heat a pan with some butter in it to cook the pancakes.
-Each pancake takes about 4 minutes to cook.