Perfecting The Art Of Pancake Making

Use a trustworthy pancake recipe. Typical ingredients are flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk, eggs, and butter. Buttermilk and whole wheat pancakes are also available. 

1. Use a Good Recipe

Heat your pan or griddle over medium heat before adding pancake batter. It ensures consistent frying and prevents pancake sticking. 

2. Preheat the Pan

Use a ladle or measuring cup to pour the pancake batter onto the pan. Aim for pancakes that are about 1/4 to 1/3 cup of batter each, depending on the size you prefer.

3. Use the Right Amount of Batter

Mix the pancake batter until just combined. Overmixing can result in tough pancakes due to overdeveloped gluten. It's okay if there are some lumps in the batter.

4. Don't Overmix the Batter

The batter should be thick enough to hold its shape on the pan but still pourable. If it's too thick, add a little more milk. If it's too thin, add a bit more flour.

5. Check the Consistency

Once you pour the batter onto the pan, watch for bubbles to form on the surface of the pancakes. When the bubbles start to pop and leave little craters that stay open, it's time to flip the pancakes.

6. Watch for Bubbles

Use a spatula to gently flip the pancakes. Be careful not to splash hot batter on yourself. Cook the pancakes on the other side until golden brown.

7. Flip Carefully

When making a large batch of pancakes, place them on a baking sheet in a preheated oven at a low temperature (about 200°F or 95°C) while you finish cooking the remainder. 

8. Keep Warm

Add chocolate chips, blueberries, bananas, or almonds to your pancakes. For added flavor, add vanilla, cinnamon, or citrus zest to the batter. 

9. Try Different Flavours