I was a huge consumer of instant pancakes for years, until I started baking and got the courage to make my own pancake mixture. The benefits of making your own mixture is just innumerable. Like for one, I can choose to add more flavors to my pancakes, like chocolate or caramel since my kids are huge consumers of cocoa. If you have guests at home you can always make big batches that can suffice until forever =) For frugal mothers, diy pancakes are certainly more affordable and formed exactly according to your own preferences.
I normally cook pancakes on a pan but little did I know that a Panini Press can be used too! There’s more to just cooking pancakes on this versatile appliance, because of it’s non-stick feature, grilling is an option too! You can make kebabs or broil a variety of foods like meat and veggies; toast sandwiches or fry eggs, bacon, meat, and of course, pancakes!
I’m glad I came across Carribean’s Panini Press at Ensogo Philippines which I got for only Php514. Its interesting features include:
- Power supply: 220-240V/50HZ/750W
- Non-stick toasting surface
- Heat insulated handle
- Locking system
- Color: Black
- Box includes: 1 x Caribbean Panini Maker CPM-2010 and manual
- Dimensions/Product Weight: 23 x 22 x 7 cm / 1.2kg
- Warranty: 1-year service warranty
This Pancake recipe will give you fluffier cakes when you opt to cook it on a pan, but since we’re using a Panini Press, expect a flat pancake yet its texture is still very soft on the inside.
Now, we’re ready to make our Panini pressed flapjacks! =)
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 2 tbsps. white vinegar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tbsps. white sugar
- 1 cup APF
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsps. butter melted
- Combine milk and vinegar in a bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.
- Combine all dry ingredients together ( APF, baking powder, baking soda, and salt)
- Whisk egg and butter into milk + vinegar mixure
- Then mix the dry and wet ingredients together
- Stir until well-incorporated
- Preheat your Panini Press for 2-3 minutes
- Pour the batter on the Panini Press plate and close the lid for 5 minutes
- Flip the pancakes using a non-stick kitchen utensil
- Keep flipping like a pro until your flapjack is cooked or when it turns brown