I call them Saturday pancakes for the simple reason that I only get to make them on Saturdays. It is the only day of the week when I get to sit down and have breakfast with the whole family. So for me it is a special time that calls for a special meal.
My kids are still in bed when I leave for work in the morning. I appreciate it very much when they purposely get up to kiss me goodbye. But having breakfast together is a bit of a luxury...for all of us. Three of them are now in school. They also have their own "morning" things to sort out.
If I'm up early enough I'll bake pan de sal. But most Saturdays I sleep in so we go for the next best thing. Pancakes! Who doesn't like pancakes?
We like them hot and fluffy served with real butter and maple syrup. I also cook sausages and cheesy scrambled eggs to complete the weekend's first meal!
Saturday Fluffy Pancakes ala Beancounter
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups milk
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2-3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Separate the eggs. Beat the egg yolks.
2. Add the milk and the melted butter to the egg yolks.
3. Combine all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
4. Pour the egg mixture into the bowl and mix well. It's fine even if it may be a bit lumpy.
5. Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
6. Mix the egg whites gently with the batter a ladle at a time to prevent the tiny bubbles from bursting.
7. Heat up a lightly greased pan.
8. Pour a ladle spoon of batter into the pan. Once bubbles start forming you can flip it to cook the other side.
9. Serve with butter and maple syrup.