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How to make Filipino HotCakes

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How to Make Hotcake (The Filipino version) | CookWithMeLSE2
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Join me in learning how to make Filipino Hotcakes. This is not the regular hotcakes that you can buy in a fast-food place. This is special because while making it you might remember how you fall in line at school under the hot sun during recess to buy those watered-down hotcakes from Manong in his pedicab (cycle rickshaw). I can remember how tasty it was with some margarine sprinkled with sugar. It’s like walking down memory lane. 😉

If you enjoyed making Filipino Hotcakes step up your game and learn how to make Longganisa and perfect rice to go along with your Filipino breakfast!


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk (2% reduced-fat or whole milk)
  • 1/2-1 cup of water
  • tbsp canola oil (or canola oil cooking spray if available)
  • 1/4 tsp yellow food coloring (in this video I used oil-soaked in annatto seed as this were the condiments I
    had. Also, just to see if it will give that yellow color but this is optional).
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine


  1. In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients and mix well.
  2. Add 1 egg, 1 CUP of milk, 1/4 TSP of yellow food coloring (optional). Mix until well incorporated.
  3. To make thinner batter add 1/2 to 1 CUP of water. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. Strain the batter to remove lumps.
  5. Heat and grease the griddle or a pan over medium-low heat.
  6. Add 1/4 CUP of the batter into the griddle or pan.
  7. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until bubbles are formed on the top side of the hotcake.
  8. Flip it over and cook the other side for another 1-2 minutes or until both sides become brown.
  9. Serve warm with butter or margarine, rolled or sprinkled with sugar. Enjoy!

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