Rainbow Pancake Stacks

First thing in the morning of 2010, I was greeted by a fireworks flavour in the form of pancakes - courtesy of my daughter Izarra. What a fantastic way to begin a new year. Happy New Year everyone! May your year be as colourful & flavourful as these pancakes are.


Sieve Together

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar

Whisk Together

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 large egg (Grade A)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp each of 4 different colourings (eg.green, purple, red, orange)
  • 1/2 tsp each of 4 different flavourings (eg. banana, pandan, strawberry, orange)

  1. Put all the dry ingredients into the wet mixture.
  2. Mix very briefly, just to combine.
  3. Separate the batter equally into four different containers.
  4. Drop 1 tsp of colouring (let's say, green) in one bowl & 3 other different colouring (eg purple, red, orange) in the other three bowls separately
  5. Choose 4 different flavourings (eg banana, pandan, strawberry, orange) and put in 1/2 a tsp of each flavouring into each separate bowl.
  6. Lightly butter a griddle or an egg pan.
  7. Drop 2 tablespoons batter of one colour onto the griddle or pour into the egg pan.
  8. When bubbles begin to appear & the sides brown a little, flip the pancake over with a spatula.
  9. Continue this same process until all the four different coloured batter is used up.
  10. Stack the pancakes alternately in the different colours.
  11. Serve them with any topping of your choice. I like mine with pure honey!