How to Make Nigerian Pancake

Sometimes, nothing beats the urge to settle down with some nice and fresh pancakes with a bottle of chilled drink or warm tea if it’s in the morning. Nigerian pancakes are a delicious bunch of yummy delicacies that can be enjoyed at home, at work during lunch or even on the go (in a public transport or while driving). They are as comfy as that.

Making Nigerian pancakes are one of the simplest recipes as you’ll soon see from our trial below. Now, let’s try making ourselves some pancakesJ.

how to make nigerian pancake

How to make Nigerian pancake: Tools needed

  • Mixing Bowl (medium)
  • Spatula
  • Whisker
  • Blender (optional)
  • Frying pan

How to make Nigerian pancake: Ingredients

  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of chilli pepper
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoon of margarine (preferably melted)
  • 1½ teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of grinded shrimp (optional)
  • 1½ tablespoon of sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1½ cup full cream milk
  • Fresh and clean water (1 cup)

How to make Nigerian pancake: Instructions

  1. Put the flour in your clean and dry mixing bowl and make a space in the middle.
  2. Break the eggs into it and add the butter in chunks.
  3. Beat and knead the mixture (you might want to coat your hands with flower first).
  4. When it’s smooth, make a space in the middle of the mixture and add some water.
  5. Mix well and add milk, sugar, pepper and the rest of the water.
  6. Stir thoroughly to give a smooth fine blend. (This is the point where if you don’t totally trust your stirring skills, a blender would definitely come in handy). Set the mixture aside.
  7. Place your frying pan and apply medium heat.
  8. Apply just enough vegetable to lubricate the frying pan.
  9. When hot, pour in some of the pancake batter. Tilt the pan so that the batter spreads evenly across the surface of the pan.
  10. Fry the underside of the pancake for around a minute, tilting and shaking the pan from time to time.
  11. When the pancake comes loose, you can turn it and achieve the same light brown colour for the other side. After it’s done, lift it off the frying pan.
  12. Repeat the process till the pancake batter is exhausted from the frying pan.
  13. Serve hot and fresh.

Additional notes

  • The optional ingredients can be added to the mixture at step 5 above.
  • Although Nigerian pancakes can go a while without going bad or losing its taste because of the dry frying, it is best served hot and fresh.
  • Nigerian pancakes can also be consumed with Oat meal or Custard.

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