Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Watch the video, read up on all the ingredients and learn some vocabulary and interesting facts about pancakes.

Cooking in English – Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

1 cup (226.8 grams) of flour
¼ teaspoon (1.23 grams) salt
1 Tablespoon (14.3 grams) Brown Sugar (or regular sugar)
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1 large egg
¾ cup (174 grams) milk
2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
Chocolate chips
Butter or Margarine

1. Mix all dry ingredients together in small bowl.
2. Beat egg.
3. Add milk and oil and the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
4. Heat a pan or grill. When hot, add a bit of butter to the surface.
5. Use small ladle to pour batter onto got grill.
6. Add chocolate chips to the pancakes.
7. When bubbles appear, flip the pancakes and cook for another minute or two.
8. Serve with syrup and/or fruit.

Learn some vocabulary used in the video
Fluffy- esponjoso
Sunflower seeds- Semillas de girasol
Baking powder- levadura (Royal)
Scooper/Ladle- cacillo
bubbles- burbujas
Flip- voltear
To double up- doblar  
Syrup- Sirope

Every country has their own style of pancake. Click here to learn about the different types and about why people in the US call them Silver Dollar Pancakes.  


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