Everyone needs an easy basic pancake recipe up their sleeve.
2tbspOil - (or unsalted melted butter or margarine)
1cupAll-purpose flour - spooned and leveled
Beat the eggs, oil and milk together in a mixing bowl
Add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together stirring until it is just mixed, there will be some lumps, it's not a problem.
Attention: Do NOT over stir - you will have tough pancakes if you do!
Preheat frying pan (nonstick or ceramic coated cast-iron) or electric griddle over medium to medium-high heat for 2 or 3 minutes.
Tip: If you let the mix sit undisturbed for about 15-20 min, they will be real fluffy.
Ladle batter onto hot griddle or into hot skillet sprayed with cooking spray, using about 1/4 cup batter for each pancake.
This may be trial and error, depending on your own stove.Turn over when most of the air bubbles have popped, or the bottom of the pancake is nicely browned, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip carefully with a thin spatula, and brown the other side until the pancakes are cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
Continue with more oil and remaining batter. You'll have 8 to 10 pancakes.
Serve warm with desired assorted toppings such as maple or table syrup, honey, butter, confectioners' sugar, sweetened whipped cream, chocolate or caramel syrup, sweetened condensed milk, ice cream, jam or jelly or your favorite dried or fresh fruit, such as strawberries, cherries, grapes, bananas and blueberries.