Recipe of the Week
Each week we’ll bring you a tasty recipe passed down by Emanuel families, from the Emanuel School Community Cookbook, The Family Meal.
From the Kitchen of Debbie and Emma Kaplan
Pancakes – guaranteed to be perfect
2 cups plain flour
2 1/2 cups milk (*see note)
1/4 vegetable oil
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Beat eggs with hand beater until fluffy; beat in remaining ingredients just until smooth.
Melt a small amount of butter in frying pan, ensure it’s hot prior to cooking (you are not frying the pancake, just ensuring it doesn’t stick to the pan).
Cook pancakes until puffed, dry around edges and little bubbles begin to pop on the surface.
Turn and cook on the other side until golden brown. Only flip once. The first pancake is usually not the best one.
I often leave out the butter, and have found it to make no difference. I add bananas, riccotta, blueberries or anything else to the mixture that you or your kids desire, as long as it’s not a weird ingredient.
* Note: this may cause the batter to be too thick; adjust by adding 1/4 cup milk at a time until desired consistency.
You can order the Emanuel School Community Cookbook, The Family Meal, by contacting Ruby Berkovic