Maziwa Mala (Buttermilk) Pancakes
Sometimes you see something yummy on Pinterest and think, “I must recreate this immediately!”. However, you go through the recipe list and wonder what the hell that ingredient is and where you’re supposed to find it. For me, the pancake lover, it was buttermilk. This one took me ages because even when wikipedia told me it was maziwa mala I was still pretty skeptical. Who would make pancakes with maziwa mala? Obviously, I learned this is in fact a thing and it makes the best pancakes ever. I make these almost every weekend because hubbs loves them and so do I. Throw in some bacon and you’ve got sweet, sweet cholesterol calling out to you.
Maziwa Mala Pancakes
Yield: About 8-10 small pancakes (Maybe more – I never count!)
You will need:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 and 1/2 cup maziwa mala (I like the consistency on the KCC one)
1 egg (beaten)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup of sugar (More if you like it really sweet)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon cardamom (Totally optional)
(A little regular milk/water if your batter is too thick)
Mix in all your dry ingredients that is flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamom (optional). Then add your egg, mala and stir. I usually mix in everything using a sturdy whisk but a mwiko works just as well.
The consistency you’re looking for is thick but slides of the spoon. If it’s too thick (like a cake batter) use some milk or water to thin it out a bit.
Pre-heat your pan so that it’s nice and hot. A good way to check if your pan is hot enough is by putting oil in it and tilting the pan to see if the oil glides easily.
Using a ladle or normal serving spoon, drop 1 spoonful of the mixture into the pan and leave it. Don’t tilt the pan or fuss with the dollop.
When you see bubble start to form, the pancake is ready to flip. Make sure you wait to see bubbles otherwise turning it may be a little tricky.
When flipping your pancake, commitment is key. Quickly slide your spatula underneath it and flip. If you hesitate, it might break up or fold.
Let the other side cook for about a minute then put on a plate lined with a kitchen towel to drain excess oil.
Extra tip: Serve with bacon for an absolutely indulgent morning
Extra extra tip: Hubbs likes his with marmalade on them but honey works just as well.
Willing to try these? Let me know how it turns out!