A few months ago I tried to make pancakes and they were NOT GOOD. In a fit of rage I got on eBay and ordered myself an old Tupperware Mix 'n Store because that's what my mom and grandma always used to make GOOD pancakes. Logically, the bowl I mix these in should have no impact on the quality of my pancakes, but I swear they've been better since I got this!
Here's a shot of the other side.
Of course, I can't show you my pancake mixing bowl without giving you a recipe, can I? This is a slightly modified version of the pancake recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
You will need:
1 1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
In your fabulous pancake mixing bowl mix your milk, egg, and a glug of oil (1-2 tbsp). Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into the milk and mix GENTLY until the flour is just moistened. It's okay if it's still lumpy. Don't overmix it or you'll have hard hockey puck pancakes and be very sad.
I find cooking pancakes in an electric skillet to be far more simple than on the stove, but use what you have. Heat a bit of oil in the pan. Pour the batter by 1/4 cupfulls onto the hot griddle. Cook until the pancake is bubbly and the bubbles start to pop. It'll also start looking dull when it's ready to flip. Turn the pancakes and cook until the other side is a nice golden brown. Repeat until all the batter is used. I find this makes 8-10 pancakes.
Serve with jam or syrup and enjoy!
P.S. I do use this for other things, but I bought it specifically for those dang pancakes!