Fluffy pancakes thermomix – Doesn’t the name just call on you to try it out? And it’s quite okay if your brain has produced a sumptuous image already. This is a super light meal made from a batter and everything is carried out on your thermomix.
It’s goodbye to the good old days of whisking your eggs manually, alongside mixing your batter with your hands, and of having a batter that’s not smooth. With your thermomix coming to help you out in your kitchen, cooking just got faster.
A thermomix pancake is a flat cake made from a batter (generated from a thermomix) and cooked on a griddle or frying pan with either vegetable oil or butter. The term pancake originates from the Greek word for ‘frying pan’ though the word appeared in the English language in the 15th century.
However, before the term pancake came to use, Ancient Greeks made pancakes they called tagenites. These were made with wheat flour, olive oil, honey, milk and were served for breakfast. Another kind of pancakes made then was the staititas with toppings of honey, sesame, and cheese.
Pancake is one dish that’s not peculiar to any one country or people. For this reason, there exists a lot of different kind of pancakes but with the same basic ingredients. The Chinese, for instance, substitutes batter for dough and they say it tastes really good too.
A few persons also prefer to add a pinch of salt to their batter, most persons, I inclusive, prefer to have a batter free from salt. Another awesome variation is the addition of wheat to batter, done by a few persons too, this is something you can try for the added nutrient.
An interesting food fact is that we happen to have a “Pancake Day“. Maybe somewhere in a country where this day is widely recognized, there’s a pancake contest being held and now, imagine you being there as a judge. Oh good heavens, that would be delightful. If you didn’t know about this day before, well, now you do.
The batter of the thermomix pancakes is essentially a mix of eggs, flour, milk, and baking powder. Ingredients such as buttermilk, bananas, or cheese can be added to the batter and if you are into spicy foods, this meal is perfect to garnish with cinnamon or nutmeg as your taste buds desire.
To prepare thermomix buttermilk pancakes, add some buttermilk to the batter or used in the place of milk. Apart from the fact that it doesn’t take much time to prepare (for those of you who do not enjoy spending way too much time in the kitchen), thermomix pancake is the perfect serving for breakfast topped with maple syrup, jam, honey or nuts as the case may be.
It can be served alongside toast, sausage or bacon. The creaminess of the milk, the yumminess of the eggs as well as their valued nutrients are good enough reasons why this meal deserves a spot on your food timetable if you have any. The lightness of the meal also makes it serve as a perfect breakfast meal, a snack, a midday treat or as dessert. Basically, your thermomix pancakes can be eaten at any time of the day.
After preparing your pancakes, you can store them in the freezer. Pancakes thaw wells and they won’t go bad.
How do Thermomix Pancakes Taste?
The first time I ate these pancakes, I couldn’t help but wonder how and why they tasted so good. My taste buds were hooked and the quest for the perfect recipe began.
Using a thermomix to make your batter will make your work a lot easier and faster. Pancakes are soft, fluffy and creamy, especially your thermomix buttermilk pancakes.
Pancakes come out thick, fluffy and satisfying. Don’t get too greedy and make too many, you’re going to get too full. Pancakes are also able to absorb great amounts of maple syrup with ease. Making this meal requires only a few cooking accessories like your spatula, measuring cup, and of course, your thermomix.
Thermomix Pancake Recipe
To get tasty, mouth-watering and fluffy pancakes, the following ingredients are very much needed.
- 30g of butter. This should be unsalted.
- 225g plain flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder (this serves as a raising agent)
- 1 tablespoon of caster sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 300ml of whole milk
- A little extra butter
This recipe can be tweaked a bit to suit your preference. For thermomix buttermilk pancakes, you can add buttermilk to the mixing bowl to get that tart flavor you so much want.
If you so much desire to have the vanilla flavor, you can add a few drops of vanilla extract into the equation to get that desired effect and this would give you a fluffy vanilla pancakes thermomix. You can opt for other flavors, it all depends on you, you are the chef.
The moment you have all been waiting is here, how exactly do you make fluffy pancakes with your thermomix? Relax, you’ll soon find out. The process is kind of very easy so have your seat, fasten your seatbelt and enjoy the ride.
- Before cooking, the first thing is preparation. The butter has to be melted in the thermomix bowls for 2 mins at 60 degrees, speed 1 (on the thermomix) to melt.
- Add the caster sugar, plain flour, baking powder, milk, and the eggs to the thermomix bowls and mix for 10 seconds on speed 5. Scrape down the sides of the thermomix bowl and mix again for 10 seconds on speed 5.
- Place a large non-stick frying pan on medium-high heat and add a small amount of butter to coat the pan. Pour the pancake mixture into the frying pan. The amount poured depends on how big or small you like your pancakes.
- Cook for about 1-2 minutes and flip pancakes over when you notice bubbles beginning to form. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Then transfer the cooked pancake to a serving plate and continue cooking until your batter is finished.
- You can eat immediately or preserve in the thermoserver (to keep warm). If you are preserving it for a later meal, you can keep some in the fridge. Thermomix fluffy pancakes can be served with honey or maple syrup.
- If you have a little vegetable oil or olive oil, this can be used instead of butter. To do this, omit step number 1 and add 50g oil to step 2.
- You don’t have caster sugar in the kitchen and it seems the supermarket is a mile away? No trouble, you can safely use normal sugar. Just put normal sugar in the thermomix bowls and tune up to speed 6 for a few seconds. This will make your sugar finer and smoother.
- To make your pancakes fluffier, you can incorporate this method of mine if you have time to kill. I usually let my pancake batter sit for a few minutes before cooking. This is to allow the wet ingredients to soak into the flour for a better texture. The end result of this is that my pancakes come out way fluffier than ever (as I said earlier on, do this if you have the time to spare, if not you could still go on with the normal routine as your pancakes will still come out fluffy )
- If you have any leftover buttermilk in your freezer and you don’t know how else to use them, adding them to your batter serves two aim; one is the fact that your pancakes come out richer with that distinctive tarty flavor, another is the undeniable fact that your buttermilk is effectively utilized and not left to waste. Since buttermilk is made with milk and vinegar/lemon juice, it helps tenderize and give your batter a tangy flavor. Tada! Plenty of reasons to use that buttermilk when next you want to make some pancakes.
- You just started out and discovered you don’t have plain flour? Don’t trouble your poor head. Is self-rising flour available? Then that can be used instead. But don’t forget to ditch the baking powder.
- To get an extra fluffy pancake, wait till you see bubbles form in the center before you flip the pancake and when you flip, flip once and for all!
- You can add banana slices too to your batter if you want an extra delicious flavor in your pancakes. There is the possibility they might sink to the bottom, to avoid this, pour your ingredients immediately after pouring your batter on the frying pan.
Different flavors to add to your pancakes
Pancakes come in a whole lot of flavor. The joy of being a ‘foodaholic’ stems from trial and error and thinking outside the box.
Who still enjoys plain old boring pancakes nowadays? (I do!)
Ok, sometimes I like a bit of spice though and if you’re like variety as much as I do, then you should definitely try out these flavors.
Now on a serious note, to get a different flavor, spices can be added to your batter to give it an intoxicating taste. I visited the market the other day to sample spices and I got an incredible list of them. Spices that can be added to your pancake mix include cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, turmeric, etc. (the list just goes on).
An advantage of spicing your pancakes is that they are just so good on their own you don’t need to bother with syrup and they are also good snack options. Good choice to take when you suddenly discover you don’t have any syrup to top your pancake.
Just spice your pancakes up a bit!
For flavor varieties in your pancake mixture, there is the chocolate pancake (surprised?) which requires an addition of about 1-2 tablespoons of cocoa powder in the mixing bowl. Ever heard of or tried blueberry or raspberry pancakes? No? Well, this isn’t difficult to obtain.
After following the recipe I laid out earlier on, just scatter one tablespoon of either berry onto pancake right after pouring the batter into the frying pan before the formation of bubbles. Other common ingredients include banana and apple slices, coconut flakes, bacon bits, and nuts.
What to Serve with Pancakes
There are a thousand and one things that can be served alongside pancakes (ok, maybe that’s a little over the top). Considering the fact (yeah, it’s a fact) that pancakes can serve as breakfast, mid-day snack, lunch and even as dessert, it is evident that any topping can go.
Use your imagination!
The most common topping for breakfast is maple syrup or honey (which I use). Others include jam, caramel sauce, chocolate chips, etc. For a creamy treat, whipped cream or chocolate and numerous others exist that would take your taste buds to Wonderland and back.
I recently discovered how to make tasty and yummy syrup that goes well with thermomix fluffy pancakes. All that is needed is some red apple peels which are put in a pot under medium heat. A cup of water is added and left to boil. After boiling, remove peels with the aid of a sieve and add one cup of sugar to the water. Pour in a small bottle and chill. Tada! You have your apple jam. This goes hand in hand with your fluffy pancakes. You can try it out if you want to.
Pancakes can also be served with nuts, bananas (chopped or sliced as you prefer, yummy right?), bacon, sausages, or meat, probably as lunch.
You’ve got a great recipe, your thermomix is staring at you, so are your cooking wares, your ingredients are waiting to be used, why haven’t you started? Come on, put your thermomix to good use and do enjoy your thermomix pancakes.