Introduction: Homemade Pancakes

About: Hi, I'm stephen, I'm a certified welder, working on my machinists cert, and working part time at a hardware store. Mixing in all of that with my hobbies of blacksmithing and knifemaking, only makes for more f…

Step 1: What You Need

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups milk (sour or butter is better)
  • 1 tsp soda (baking)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (i usually add another 1/2 cup or so to thicken it)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4 Tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Step 2: Beat Eggs

just what the title says, beat the eggs well.

Step 3: Add the Rest

Add the milk and soda, mix; then beat in the rest of the ingredients. Mix well until there are no clumps left. It should look like what you see in the second pic.  

Step 4: Cook 'em

Pour the batter into something you can easily pour out of. Or you could use a handled measuring cup and just scoop it onto the pan. I use those cups you see me pouring it into in the pics.

Heat the pan to hot (you want it hot before you start cooking at all). When they are at the right temp you should be able to flick some water on, and the water will skitter around in little bubbles. Whenthe pan is hot butter it and start cooking.

Pour the batter onto the pan into 3-4" circles. Let them cook until bubbles start showing on the top side, as soon as it's nice and bubbled, flip it. You should have a nicely browned side if you timed it right (it takes a little practice to get the perfect looking ones, but as long as they arent black, they're fine). Cook on this side until browned. Pile on plate and serve as soon as you have 8-10 done (hotter and fresher is much better)

The last pic shows the bubbles right before it's ready to flip. It's better when there are more bubbles)  

Step 5: Enjoy!

when cooking you can scatter on some berries, choc chips, or other things for more tasty fun. Even without added things they are great, just serve them with some other breakfast stuff (eggs and sausage, or bacon, etc...). They are best with REAL maple syrup, not that sugar water dyed brown.