First, whisk the flour, baking powder, water, and salt together into a large bowl. Be sure to use plenty of salt, to ensure a decent flavor.
You’re looking for a thick pancake-like batter. If you make it too thin, the bubbles won’t form properly. To fix this, simply stir in a little extra flour.
When you’re ready to cook, brush a nonstick skillet with oil, then lade on the batter, spreading it out into a wide circle with the back of the ladle. Let cook over medium heat until the top dries out completely, about 4-5 minutes.
You may need to play with the heat to get this right. The key is to not overcook the bottom while the top finishes cooking. To move things along more quickly, you could always cover the pan with a piece of foil or a loose lid.
Keep warm under a towel and serve with a smile.