McDonald's Hotcakes recipe: How to make these fluffy pancakes yourself

McDonald's Hotcakes recipe: How to make these fluffy pancakes yourself

I'm (still) lovin' it

Text: Janice Sim

Assimilating the daily routine of our city's circuit breaker might have required a few sacrifices, but in time, they all seemed attainable. Or at least that's what we assumed, until news broke of McDonald's shuttering all of their outlets until 4 May. That earth-shattering decision did set us a few (hundred) steps back from the progress we made in this #stayhome fix.

For the first time since we've known, our beloved 24/7-rain-or-shine fast food chain isn't in operations. No late-night door calls when the munchies hit or Happy Meals to keep the adult woes at bay. The unprecedented situation might be temporal but it's a reality that's hard to grapple with, even with a bigger problem named COVID-19 at hand.

Of course for some maddening reason, the cravings of a 700-calorie loaded meal seem more fervent as before. It's the classic cliche of not knowing what you've got until it's gone. So to tide you over till 4 May, multifaceted eatery Telok Ayer Arts Club's sous chef, Saz (with over 30 years of culinary experience clocked in Sydney as well as a slew of popular bistros in Singapore) presents his rendition of McD recipes. The first, was the legendary Sausage Egg McMuffin followed by the McSpicy, and now, the fluffy Hotcakes. Here's a picture below, in case you forgot how it looked like.


Recipe for chef Saz's Tropical Hotcakes
Serves 10

Here's what you need:

Pancake mix

100g Plain Flour
30g Self-raising Flour
1g Baking Soda
1g Salt
15g Sugar
4 Eggs
160ml Fresh Milk (adjust according to your preference of how thick you'll like the batter to be) 15g Melted Butter

Maple syrup with mixed fruits

2 sliced Strawberries
½ sliced Banana
30g cubed Pineapple
½ cubed Mango *fruits can be adjusted according to the season or personal taste
30g Butter
100ml Maple Syrup

How to make it:


1. Mix and whisk all evenly.
2. Keep refrigerated for at least 15 minutes.
3. On low heat, brush a non-stick pan lightly with butter.
4. Put approximately 1 ladle of pancake into the pan.
5. Wait for the pancake batter to bubble before flipping it over.
6. Repeat till all pancake mix is used up.

Maple syrup with mixed fruits

1. Add butter in a non-stick pan set to medium heat.
2. Once melted, put in the fruits and glaze with the sugar on low heat.
3. When the fruits start to soften, pour in the maple syrup and simmer for a minute on low heat.
4. Leave to cool. Serve pancakes warm, with maple syrup and mixed fruits drizzled on top.

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Telok Ayer Arts Club is now open for takeway and delivery.

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