When we speak of breakfast, we Filipinos usually think of the –silog meals; Tapsilog, Tocilog, Chiksilog, and a lot more—yummy and tasty viands paired with sinangag (fried rice) and egg (your choice of sunny side up or scrambled), or warm pandesal partnered with a steaming hot cup of coffee or chocolate. Although we really love this kind of breakfast, we also have learned to broaden our palette to other international breakfast cuisines like pastries, pork and beans, pancakes, waffles, and many more.
Pancakes, hotcakes, flapjacks, or what it is you choose to call it is one of the most comforting breakfast meals there is. This cake is a mix of the proper amount dry ingredients; flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and wet ingredients; eggs and milk. The batter is then cooked using a griddle or a frying pan, thus the name. Waffles on the other hand are cooked using the same batter (depends on the variation), between two hotplates that has a pattern to create a treat similar to a pancake, only this one has impression on a surface. These two treats are enjoyed all over the world, and both have different variations in different countries. Most people enjoy this with a dab of butter and topped with maple syrup, while some people top it with fresh fruits, nut butter, and/or cream. Some people even mix the batter with fruits and other flavors that add another level of goodness to this sweet breakfast treat. Pancakes and waffles can be enjoyed on their own, but some people choose to eat them as a meal with other foods. For example, some people would eat these with bacon, sausage, eggs, chicken, or hash browns. They even use pancakes and waffles to make themselves a good sandwich.
As much as we want to enjoy pancakes and waffles all the time, measuring all the dry ingredients can really be tedious and laborious. You have to put in the exact amount so as to not ruin the batter. Good thing there are pancake and waffle mixes you can now buy. These mixes are created to make your cooking life easier. You just need to pour in the right amount of liquid (milk, water, buttermilk, or cream) and add in an egg or two and you’re good to go. You can choose to cook the batter as flapjacks or use your trusty waffle iron to make waffles. To get the best mixes of pancakes and waffles you can check out the available products from the country’s leading online shop. Get to experience effortless shopping as you can shop anytime and anywhere through the website or the mobile app. Pay with your preferred mode and wait for the items to be delivered to you.