All For The Love of Comfort: Pancakes

By Andrea Pavee

Hello everyone! I am back again after a small hiatus. 

While busy on some projects, I also took the time to keep busy and voila! I found an absolutely delicious pancake recipe. 

My pancake recipe search has been an adventure for the better part of many years. While there are loads of recipes out there to satisfy even the fussiest of palates, I have always found they lacked a little something or other.

Last week, my daughter requested a special serving of pancakes and since we had a holiday mid-week (Malaysian Independence Day), I decided to whip up a batch of pancakes for the family. 

On a lark, I searched for a new one at Pinterest, which is my go-to site for all sorts of recipes, ideas and what-nots. And…I found the perfect recipe.  

The ingredients are kitchen staples. The batter, nice and thick, making it easy to ladle onto the hot pan, and retain their shape. The pancakes were also not-too-sweet, and with a dash of salty. Plus, it took no time in prep. Could I ask for more?

The kids loved the pancakes and they disappeared in a flash. 

While I served the pancakes with a generous sprinkling of chocolate chips, pancakes pair just as well with maple syrup, honey, Nutella or ice cream.

Give it a try and tell us all about it.


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

3 ½ teaspoons baking powder (to give it a little lift)

1 teaspoon salt (If you are on a strict no-salt diet, you may take this off)

1 teaspoon white sugar (I used brown sugar)

1 ¼ cups milk

1 egg

3 tablespoons butter

Dash of vanilla


Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl. Once done, create a crater in the middle and pour in the liquid ingredients. 

Using a whisk, mix until thick and smooth.

While the original recipe did not call for vanilla, I always find vanilla takes the edge of the smell of eggs. Plus, when heated it releases a heady aroma, which whets the appetite and stimulates the palate.

A big thank you goes out to Dakota Kelly, who shared her grandmother’s recipe on Pinterest. This one is a keeper for sure.


Posted by Chayo, HomSkil Editor 1, 3 September 2021

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