Filipino Hotcake is easy to make, yet very delicious at the same time. It is one of the best recipes that can be comparable to a legitimate cake.
Without the need for an oven, we will enjoy a treat similar to everyone’s loved dessert. In addition, the ingredients are simple and almost availably sold all the time. If you ask me, it is a perfect meal for the whole family. It makes mornings extraordinary! Especially when paired with some scrambled eggs, sausages, and the like. Talking about it really makes me hungry, but let me share the recipe with you first.
Many of us are probably reminded of our childhood when thinking about hotcakes. Some Filipinos’ earliest memory of this sweet has something to do with the famous street food sold near schools.
Whenever break time starts, or during class dismissal, the vendors start flooding school gates to sell snacks to students. I can still clearly remember how I would run with my friends after school to buy the freshly cooked hotcakes. We would ask manong vendor to add more margarine and sugar. I also never fail to ask my parents to buy it for me when we go to visit the market. Ah, those good old days!
However, since it is an easy recipe, it can be achieved at home too. Homemade hotcakes, anyone? Definitely! Thankfully, there are available ready-to-cook mixtures of this treat. But its Filipino version needs a little more effort than that. We will go traditional and manual for this recipe, although it is just as tolerable all the same. It will only take a few minutes to make, which is what a typical breakfast should be.
Tomorrow calls for some yummy breakfast. Go for some delicious Filipino hotcake. For sure, everyone at home would love to have it! Because honestly, can anyone even say no to some fluffy hotcakes?
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup white sugar + 2 tbsp for dusting
- 1 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- ¼ tsp yellow food coloring
- ¼ cup butter or margarine
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt, baking powder, ¼ cup white sugar. Make a well in the middle and add the milk, egg, vegetable oil and yellow food coloring. Mix well until well blended.
- Heat a lightly greased non-stick pan over medium heat. Scoop about ¼ cup of the batter into the pan. When the bubbles start to appear, flip the hotcake and cook for another 2 minutes.
- Remove from the pan and immediately spread butter or margarine on each hotcake. Then, sprinkle some sugar on top. Serve hot and enjoy!