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Simple Peruvian Pancake Recipe (In Pictures)

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Awhile back I posted my list of goals for age twenty, and one of the more mundane ones was to memorize a pancake recipe. While working in the kitchen at the Chocolate Museum in Ollantaytambo, I found myself with the perfect opportunity to memorize such a recipe. Even though I’m living in a city at a high altitude (~9000 feet), the proportions for this stove top recipe shouldn’t need to change at any other altitude, though your pancakes may cook a touch faster than mine.

This simple Peruvian pancake recipe calls for just 3 basic ingredients, plus some butter or oil for frying & any toppings you may want to add. We always added bananas, but my favorite was strawberry slices & some cacao nibs. Hopefully by the time I get back home, I’ll be able to make the recipe by sight even faster than I can now!

The goal: 3 simple-to-make pancakes.

Ingredients

  • Butter or margarine (for frying)
  • ½ cup white flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • Whole milk to consistency (start with 3-4 tablespoons)
  • *Optional: banana or other fruit slices
  • *Optional: Sugar or spices on top
  • Spatula for flipping the ‘cakes
  • A large frying pan

Instructions

To make your pancakes, melt a tablespoon of butter on medium-low heat on the stove top, and then just add all the ingredients together in a bowl, whisking for about one minute & adding more milk if needed. Pour your batter into three cakes on top of the pan; this is when you should add your fruit or spices on top.

Cook them until small bubbles form on top of each pancake, about 2-3 minutes. Flip them over with a spatula and cook on the other side for two more minutes, and then plate & serve. I recommend serving with a side of maple syrup or simple chocolate sauce (cocoa powder thinned with water).

Pancake Recipe in Pictures

Despite saying "milk buttons," this is actually white flour. Use 1/2 cup.

Despite saying “milk buttons,” this is actually white flour. Put 1/2 cup in your bowl.

A "cubierta" of 30 eggs! Just add 2.

A “cubierta” of 30 eggs! Just add 2.

Milk-in-a-box; all that is available here. Add enough to make your batter easier to stir.

Milk-in-a-box; all that is available here. Add enough to make your batter easier to stir.

The pan, and some buttery deliciousness.

The pan, and some buttery deliciousness.

Mmmm smell that butter frying.... now flip 'em!

Mmmm smell that butter frying…. now flip ’em!

Our own house-made chocolate sauce on the side. Just cocoa powder and water.

Our own house-made chocolate sauce on the side. Just cocoa powder and water.

A Champion's breakfast is complete: pancakes with chocolate sauce & a classic hot chocolate.

A Champion’s breakfast is complete: pancakes with chocolate sauce & a classic hot chocolate.


Have you found a better recipe for Peruvian pancakes? Let me know in the comments below!

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