We don’t really have hot cakes here in NZ…They exist but we tend to eat other similar things .
We have a pancake which is like a big flat hot cake or a thicker crepe and then we have pikelets which are sort of like mini hot cakes..
The taste is similar but I think that hotcakes have more flavour , pancakes are very bland, it’s about what is on/in them.
We all know where the saying flat as a pancake comes from… well ours are FLAT as flat can be!!
We eat pancakes usually with jam and cream or with sugar and lemon, so not the best of nutrition..
Hotcakes are just the type of thing the greedyboys LOVE, buttery, sugary and totally BAD!!
I must say that I do though want to try a buttermilk recipe next time..
SO are you ready to get Beasty??
What will you need?????
An able and willing helper…This is easy for the kids to make.
Makes about 12 hotcakes.
2 large eggs
1/2 cup of sugar
1 & 1/2 cups of milk
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 & 1/2 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
50-100g butter for fry pan and for adding to cooked hotcakes
Beat eggs and sugar until frothy and pale.
Slowly add in milk and vanilla essence.
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Whisk in flour and other dry ingredients in 2-3 lots, mixing until smooth each time.
Leave to stand for about 10 minutes to slightly thicken.
You can add or remove a little more milk if your batter is too thin or thick.
Heat the frypan and add 1 tsp butter.
Place batter in the pan, I use about 3/4 of a soup ladle full.
Once bubbles start to form, (about 4-5 minutes dependent on heat)I usually flip it over and wait 2-3 minutes more and then into the oven it goes or warming drawer.
Continue, putting 1 tsp butter in pan before adding the mix each time, until all the mix is used up.
When they are cooked, stack em high, drizzle on maple syrup and add a few pats of butter and dig in!!