Pancakes Recipe With 10+ Variants and Cooking Video
Thomas Sixt is a chef, food photographer and cookbook author.
Here he shares recipes, answers cooking questions and helps with cooking.
A pancakes recipe should leave no unanswered questions and give you as many ideas as possible.
We know the delicious and at best fluffy pancakes from American cuisine.
The direct relationship to our local pancakes cannot be denied. What’s the difference?
While pancakes or Palatschinken, as they are called in Austria, are rather flat companions, pancakes should definitely rise during baking and gain volume in the process.
Below you will find lots of ideas for variants. In the video you can watch me baking.
I wish you good luck!
Table of Contents
1. Recipe Pancakes
Below are my instructions with video.
Feel free to leave me a message or cooking question at the bottom of the page using the comment function.
Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.
Simple instructions for preparing real pancakes.
Basic recipe for pancakes
|150-180||g||flour (Wheat flour, gluten free flour or buckwheat flour)|
Pancakes with crème fraîche
Basic recipe for pancakes
|1-2||tbsp||brown cane sugar (Powdered or powdered sugar, brown sugar or honey)|
|250||ml||milk (Cow’s milk, soy milk or rice milk)|
Pancakes with chocolate and marzipan
Pancakes with berries
|80||g||rasberries (or mixed berries)|
Pancakes with orange fillets
|1||Pieces||Oranges (Cut out orange fillets)|
|1||tbsp||brown can sugar|
|1||tsp||Grand Marnier (Alternatively with cognac, also flambé possible!)|
Pancakes with crème fraîche
Pancakes decoration in general:
|2||tbsp||roasted almond sticks (or toasted flaked almonds)|
Sift the fresh flour into a bowl.
Add the baking powder to it.
Put the beaten eggs in the bowl.
Add the vanilla sugar, salt and the sugar and mix well.
–> Gourmets add a little lemon zest to the dough, you won’t find this ingredient in the list of ingredients.
Add the milk and keep stirring.
A thick dough should form.
–> Let the dough rest for about 10 minutes.
–> In the meantime, prepare the desired additions.
See the steps below.
-> Bake the pancakes individually in a large pan with a little oil or clarified butter and keep warm in the oven at 120°C.
–> Cut the marzipan into cubes, sprinkled with powdered sugar.
–> Scatter the marzipan cubes with the chocolate pieces on the baked pancakes.
–> Roll out the marzipan thinly, cut out and prepare to fill the pancakes.
–> Cut the chocolate into small pieces.
–> Prepare the chocolate in a bowl.
–> Optionally sprinkle on the baked pancakes later.
-> In this variant, the chocolate melts on the hot pancakes.
-> Alternatively, melt the chocolate over a water bath and prepare for serving.
–> Top three baked pancakes with the prepared marzipan leaves.
–> Stack the pancakes on top of each other and arrange on a plate.
-> Pour over the lukewarm chocolate and serve.
Clean the fresh berries and prepare them for serving.
Variant frozen berries:
-> Boil the berries in a saucepan and later serve lukewarm with the pancakes.
-> Tip: Tastes great with maple syrup!
–> Peel the oranges with a knife.
–> Cut out orange fillets from the fruit.
–> Collect the orange juice.
–> The cooking school Prepare orange fillets shows this step with pictures and video.
–> Arrange the pancakes on hot plates after baking.
–> Caramelize sugar in a pan.
–> Flambé with cognac and deglaze with orange juice.
–> Arrange orange fillets in a fan shape on top of the pancakes.
–> Pour over the flambéed juice and serve.
Mix the lemon juice and vanilla sugar with the crème fraîche.
Serve the baked pancakes with the cream as a topping.
Different variants of the pancakes arranged on a plate.
Variant of the pancakes served with berries.
As a decoration on the plate you can…
–> Roasted flaked almonds
–> Pistachio slivers
–> powdered sugar
Tip for the preparation:
Note the heat of the pan, medium heat is very good so that the pancakes cook through.
The addition of baking powder and baking soda is not absolutely necessary, baking powder is sufficient.
Use 50% buckwheat flour or swap normal flour completely for buckwheat flour.
2. Nutrition Facts and Calories
3. Prepare Pancakes American Style
Does the real American recipe even exist?
Opinions differ here:
The ingredients flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, eggs, milk and oil can be found in many international recipes.
Here I address the Bohemian Liwanzen or Livanzen, I know this Lenten food from my grandmother.
The Bohemian variant was originally prepared with yeast, later also with baking powder.
The pancake is related to Blini & Liwanzen!Chef Thomas Sixt on the pancake thing
In my opinion, yeast is still the better alternative to baking powder.
The air bubbles in the dough are distributed better, and the dough also has a fine aroma.
If you want to try it out, omit the baking powder in the recipe below and add about 1 tablespoon of dry yeast.
For this variant, heat the milk to lukewarm and dissolve the yeast in it, then add to the flour and mix with the eggs and the remaining ingredients.
If the dough is prepared with yeast, it must rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
What’s American about the pancake? The little pancakes have caught on as breakfast in the US.
The salty-sweet combination is well known, very often sweet pancakes (dough) are combined with bacon and fried eggs.
The classic is pancake with maple syrup, sour cream topping – sour cream mixed with nutmeg, cinnamon or with honey and jam according to your own taste – is also served with the pancakes.
The original pancake is simple in its recipe, without lemon zest and vanilla sugar!Baking tip from chef Thomas Sixt
4. Prepare Simple Pancakes
Here is the overview:
- Put all the ingredients in a tall beaker and mix with the blender.
- Heat up the pan, add a little oil, bake small pancakes with a diameter of about 15 cm on both sides and serve quickly.
- If you have a whisk attachment for the blender, use this.
- The dough definitely has to be viscous, so don’t put too much into the pan at once, but proceed slowly, as the dough always spreads a little.
5. Healthy Pancake Variants Without Gluten And Cow’s Milk
Can the little pancakes also be healthy?
Many people cannot tolerate wheat, so it makes sense to prepare with a substitute flour.
- Swap flour : Gluten-free flour is just as suitable as buckwheat flour or rice flour .
- Substitute cow’s milk : use soy milk, oat milk, rice milk .
Nevertheless, the little pancake remains a calorie bomb , even if you use refined white sugar or brown cane sugar or honey .
6. Pancakes Ideas For +11 Variants
Below are some ideas and an overview of variants.
This is sure to bring a lot of variety to your kitchen.
… with sour cream topping
Stir in a cup of sour cream with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, cinnamon or a pinch of nutmeg to taste and serve.
…with crème fraîche
Season two cups of créme fraîche with 2 tbsp lemon juice, fold in 1 tbsp vanilla sugar and serve with it.
… with jam
Spread the baked pancakes with orange marmalade, rose hip marmalade or other varieties according to taste.
… with marzipan and chocolate
Cover the pancakes thinly with marzipan and pour melted chocolate over them.
… with Nutella
Spread freshly baked with Nutella and decorate with a knob of butter on top.
Mhh that tastes particularly delicious when butter is mixed with Nutella.
… with berries
Boil the frozen berries in foamed butter and 1 tablespoon of sugar and place on the pancakes.
Also tastes great in combination with sour cream and crème fraîche.
… with caramelized banana
Dip banana slices or halved mini bananas in sugar and caramelize briefly in a hot pan.
Serve with sour cream and crème fraîche.
… with glazed apple wedges
Briefly glaze the apple slices in a little hot butter and sugar, deglaze with lemon juice.
Arrange the glazed apple slices on the pancakes and serve with sour cream and créme fraîche.
… with orange fillets
Prepare orange fillets from two pieces of orange and provide them separately.
Reduce the orange juice by 1/3 with a tablespoon of sugar and 4 cl of Grand Marnier.
Briefly dip the freshly prepared pancakes in the orange juice and place on the plates.
Put the orange fillets in the juice, then serve with the sour cream and créme fraîche.
… with maple syrup
Put a thin knob of butter on the freshly baked pancakes and then pour maple syrup over them.
… with bacon and fried egg
First, fry 4-6 slices of bacon until crispy and keep warm.
Prepare a fresh hollandaise or use a good ready-made product and keep it warm.
Prepare the pancakes, then slowly fry the fried eggs. Arrange the pancakes in the middle of a warm plate.
Put a tablespoon of hollandaise on top, put the bacon slices on top, add another tablespoon of hollandaise on top,
Cut out fried eggs with a round cutter and place on top of the topped pancakes.
Serve sprinkled with chives.
7. More baking ideas
Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers
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this is a great tutorial and I have bookmarked the ideas for the variations.
The pancake with berries is very tasty.
Love greetings April
Hello Chef Thomas!
I just tried your Pan-Cakes and they turned out perfectly.
I like such simple recipes and will try next the Palatschinken found in the article.
We always make the pancakes small and tall here, I would like to try the thin version.
Looking forward to more sharing.