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Pancakes

ImageMy kids love pancakes. Almost every morning, they’d ask me to make some for breakfast. On weekends they would offer to help me mix the batter and so to us, pancakes are not just pancakes anymore. Pancakes are our mornings.
I used to buy the pancake mix from the store but after I checked the ingredients list, I decided to make our own batter. It is healthier, cheaper and much more fulfilling to make.
Ingredients:
1 egg
1 cup fresh milk
3 tbsp sugar
1.5 cups flour
1.5 tsp (7.5 g) baking powder
vanilla (optional)
butter (optional)

Directions:
1. Beat the egg and mix in the milk and sugar.
2. Mix the flour and baking powder. (butter and vanilla)
3. Heat the non-stick pan. When it is hot enough, ladle the batter and cook and flip when the batter does not stick on the pan anymore.
4. Serve with syrup, butter, fruits or anything you fancy.

I used to put butter in it but when I realized that it is good even without the butter, so I just did without. I am trying to minimize our fat intake.

And of all times to learn life lessons, I learned a lot from cooking pancakes. When I first cooked pancakes, I was impatient. I put the heat on high just to heat the pan fast. The first pancake got burned. I put it on low but flipped the pancake too early, I got a misshapen pancakes. So I therefore conclude, life is cooking pancakes. Take it easy, don’t hurry and when it gets hotter, cool down a bit, else you’ll get burned. Wait for the bubbles to pop before you flip. Cheesy, but my mornings are made of these.

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