Tuesday, October 12, 2010
To Build A Better Pancake
I am in a pancake mood! I have found that everyone has a few tips on how to make the best pancakes. Here is a list of the ones that I thought were the most helpful:
Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and all the wet in another. Then combine.
Measure your ingredients carefully.
Sift your flour twice.
Gently mix the batter.
Don't overbeat your batter.
There will be lumps, don't worry!
Refridgerate your batter for 30 minutes before using.
Heat the griddle until drops of water dance and evaporate immediately (375 degrees).
A 1/4 cup measuring cup is a good size to use to scoop batter.
Space the pancakes about 2 inches apart.
Let the pancakes cook until the edges start to look dry and bubbles form on the uncooked surface. Don't move the pancakes before this, because they will just break apart.
NEVER press down on your pancakes with the spatula while they are cooking.
If you have to wait to serve, don't stack them! Place them in a single row on a cookie sheet in a 200 degree oven.
*image via google*