Put the flower in a mixing bowl. Add the salt
and vanillasuger and make some room in the center, break
the eggs and put the content in the middle of the flour.
Start to stir with a wire whisk slowly from the inside and take
more and more flower to your center mix. When it becomes thicker,
add some milk. Continue to take flour from the sides and
add milk each time the mix becomes thicker. Add the end you should
have a fine mix, ready to be baked.
My favorite pancake should smell good (that's the vanillasugar
for!), look good (not completely brown, but with a nice mix of
brown and yellow) and taste good. Therefor I use margarine, instead
of vegetable oil. Oil will give a boring plain, brown color and
the pancake will also feel greasy.
Make sure the pan (you can use two at a time) is already on
temperature. This way even the first pancakes might (!) taste
good. Keep the fire high (4/5). Put a bit of margarine in the
pan. Make sure the first time it covers the whole pan (after
that you only need a bit of margarine). When the margarine is
melted, add enough to cover the pan with a thin layer (about
2 mm) of mix. When the top becomes dry and you can see brown
edges around the pancake, it's time to turn it. Then only a short
time (30 sec) on the other side and it's ready!
Tip 1: Heat a pan with boiling water and keep that on the
stove with a plate and a lid on it. This is how you keep your
baked pancakes warm so you can eat them together with your friends
Tip 2: Cheesepancakes: In our family we always made the last
pancakes with cheese (Gouda). When you turn the pancake, put
a few slides of cheese on top. When it slowly start to melt,
it's ready. The cheese will still be fresh and won't taste burned.
If you save them to eat later (see tip 1), you can fold it on
the plate, so it becomes half a pancake. You can lay a second
one next to it. This way they won't stick to eachother. It took
my family and me about 25 years to think about this!
Tip 3: Cheese and bacon pancakes: put two or three slides
of bacon in the pan, then add the mix. After turning the pancake,
add the cheese (see tip 2).
I mostly eat my pancakes with plain sugar!
MMmmmmmmmm! I think I'm off to bake some, it's getting me