When we arrived at Bob and Michelle’s house they asked us if we have ever had a proper Canadian breakfast. We only had a brunch in Toronto but we didn’t consider it as a breakfast so we said “No”.
As soon as the weekend arrived Bob did what every Canadian usually do during the weekend. He sets up his alarm clock at 7:30 am (well, maybe not all the people get up this early during the weekend) to make pancakes. Bob’s best pancakes recipe includes crunchy bacon and home made maple syrup.
THE BEST PANCAKES RECIPE EVER
1 1\2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 farm fresh organic egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups of milk (Bob used almond milk)
2 tablespoons homemade maple syrup
In a bowl mix the dry ingredients together with a whisk until thoroughly blended.
Beat olive oil and eggs in another bowl, than add milk and maple syrup, whisk until blended.
Add liquids to the dry ingredients by making a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet mixture. Mix until smooth. If too thick pancake won’t grow and become fluffy, in that case add milk.
“The thinner the better”
At this point you can add, if you want, raspberry, blueberry, strawberry… in the mixture.
Use non stick frying pan with some oil over medium high heat.
Bob takes pancakes so seriously that he keeps his prying pans in a secret place, far from the kitchen. He is the only one in charge to use them, just for pancakes, obviously.
Pour the butter onto the griddle, one full ladle makes 3 little pancakes, Bob likes them small and we agree.
Bake until the edge of pancake begins to dry and lose its gloss. Flip them just onte time and bake until golden brown. Serve hot. (While cooking you can keep them warm into the oven at 90˚)
Eat with some butter, home made maple syrup, jam (did you ever try HASCAP jam?) and crunchy bacon.
Now you have two choices: burn this billion of calories going out and cut down some trees as a real Canadian Lumberjack or just lay down on the couch for the rest of the day.