Baking pancakes



Donated by Annika

What do you need?

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup of (vegetable) oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of milk

How does it work?
Break the eggs in a bowl, beat them, add the milk and oil. Set the bowl aside. In a different bowl mix all the dry ingredients. Now add the dry ingredients into the liquid, mix it but not too much, it should be a bit lumpy, the more mixing you do, the tougher your pancakes will turn out. Put a little butter or oil on a griddle or frying pan, let it heat up, pour some batter onto the pan, you can make your pancakes small, like silver dollar ones, or large. Let it cook until you see bubbles on the top and the edges are dry, once you see that flip and cook the other side. The other side doesn't take as long. Serve with butter and maple syrup, or you can sprinkle powdered sugar over them. If you would like, you can add blueberries to the batter for blueberry pancakes, or chocolate chips for chocolate chip pancakes. You can also mash a banana up in the batter to make yummy banana pancakes. Your family will enjoy the pancakes and you saved some money by making the batter yourself.

What else do I need to know? 
Pay attention that a child doesn't has an allergy towards milk and while letting the children cook, learn them also to clean the dirty dishes or clean them yourself so the dirty dishes won't pile up. Tell them maybe also something about food and explain the process of baking/cooking and for what flour could be used more.

What is the purpose of this activity? 
In this way the children learn to cook/bake, clean and also something about food.