Filipino Hotcakes

Filipino HotcakesHotcakes are Filipino version of pancakes, eaten mostly as a snack rather than during breakfast. They’re thin, spongy, and have that signature egg yellow color. Before serving, you slather each hotcake with margarine or butter plus a generous sprinkle of granulated sugar on the top. They are popular street food in the Philippines owing to the fact that they’re very easy to make, delicious, and inexpensive.

I often make foods that remind me of my childhood and these yellow hotcakes are one of them. Eat them for breakfast or snack, it doesn’t matter. My whole family loves them. I enjoy hotcakes with a hot cup of coffee in the morning, and hotcakes with iced tea or cold ginger ale as afternoon snack.

So here’s the recipe. I hope you love and enjoy them as much as we do!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8-10 minutes

Yields: 8 hotcakes

Ingredients:Filipino Hotcakes 02
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
¼ cup white sugar + 1/8 cup for dusting
1 cup milk
1 large egg
1 tbsp vegetable oil
¼ tsp yellow food color
¼ cup butter or margarine

Things You’ll Need:
Mixing bowl
Fork or whisk
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Non-stick skillet
Turner
Cooking spray

Procedure:
1. In one medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.Filipino Hotcakes 032. Mix milk, egg, and vegetable oil in another mixing bowl.Filipino Hotcakes 043. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well-combined.Filipino Hotcakes 054. Add the yellow food color and mix into the batter.Filipino Hotcakes 06Filipino Hotcakes 075. Lightly oil a skillet with a cooking spray or some butter and adjust heat to medium low. Scoop ¼ cup of the batter and drop onto skillet. Shake to spread it out in the pan.

Filipino Hotcakes 08Filipino Hotcakes 096. Cook for about 30 seconds or so until sides of hotcake starts to pull out. Use a turner to flip the other side and cook for another 30 seconds.Filipino Hotcakes 117. Remove hotcake from skillet. Spread butter or margarine on top and sprinkle with some sugar.Filipino Hotcakes 12Filipino Hotcakes 138. Repeat steps 4-6 until batter is used up.

9. Serve warm.Filipino Hotcakes 14

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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 8 hotcakes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup white sugar + ⅛ cup for dusting
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp yellow food color
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
Instructions
  1. In one medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  2. Mix milk, egg, and vegetable oil in another mixing bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix until well-combined.
  4. Add the yellow food color and mix into the batter.
  5. Lightly oil a skillet with a cooking spray or some butter and adjust heat to medium low. Scoop ¼ cup of the batter and drop onto skillet. Shake to spread it out in the pan.
  6. Cook for about 30 seconds or so until sides of hotcake starts to pull out. Use a turner to flip the other side and cook for another 30 seconds.
  7. Remove hotcake from skillet. Spread butter or margarine on top and sprinkle with some sugar.
  8. Repeat steps 4-6 until batter is used up.
  9. Serve warm.

 

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