The famous breakfast of Americans is pancakes. Like everything else, they consume it with something sweet. I have neither seen nor heard an American who said that I should spread some cheese on it and eat it. They'd probably even be surprised if you said something like that. In fact, the same is true in Europe, where the Americans originated. They are very fond of sweets. I once had a stomach ache in France, so I went to the market to buy a salty biscuit, believe me, I couldn't find a single salty biscuit.
Turkish cuisine is also very rich in desserts, and we probably overtake both America and Europe in this regard. But, thank goodness, we did not push our salty foods into the background just because we make sweet desserts very well. We eat our salty foods, we fill our stomachs, and we take make the polishing with our dessert. I don't know what your order is at breakfast, but I do the same ritual at breakfast. Salty first, then sweet. I don't have a habit of putting jam on cheese and butter and eating it in the meantime. If I've started dessert, it means the end of breakfast is approaching for me. After that, I can't go back alive and spoil the taste of my mouth so that I can finish the remaining cheese and tomato. Even though I am open to everything about food, there are certain points that I am conservative about. That's my immutable rule for breakfast.
Now let's get to the pancakes. If you ask how it differs from crepe; Pancakes are thicker and smaller than crepes. In fact, akitma, crepes, and kaygana are often used interchangeably. But there are differences, albeit small. Kaygana is clearly the most different among them. It has more eggs and more oil than others. It's closer to an omelet, actually. Akitma is a Turkish style pancake. It will be a little thicker and a little more oily than pancakes. Crepe is the thinnest and the least oily one among these. Only a very small amount of oil is applied to the pan so that it does not stick to the pan (for example, I do not apply it at all).
If you say which one do you prefer, I'm not good with oil, so I skip the slippery and runny and turn to akitma and kaygana Turkish cuisine is always the crown of my head, but unfortunately sometimes it can not be very stomach-friendly. In such cases, I turn to stomach-friendly alternatives. How lucky am I that such a delicious food has suitable alternatives for me :) Let's do a little survey, which one would you prefer?
Enjoy the recipe...
Pancake Recipe with Video
- 2 eggs,
- 2 cup of milk,
- 1 teaspoon of oil,
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder,
- 2 teaspoons of salt,
- 4 teaspoons of sugar,
- 3 cups of all purpose flour.
- Add salt and sugar to the egg and whisk until it reaches a creamy consistency,
- Add the milk and whisk until well mixed,
- Add the flour and baking powder little by little and continue whisking until you get a smooth dough,
- Grease a non-stick pan with a brush and heat over medium heat,
- Pour the desired amount of mixture (according to the size you want the pancakes to be) into the pan in a round shape (you can pour 2-3 at the same time),
- Turn it over with the help of a spatula after you see bubbles on top,
- After both sides are cooked, take it to the serving plate,
- Follow the same process until the mixture is finished,
- Serve with honey, jam or cocoa hazelnut cream.