They say that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”, and one of the staple foods of any early morning feast is the pancake. Generally made from flour, eggs and milk, pancakes are basically found in every culture and on every continent. This doesn’t imply however that everyone cooks pancakes in exactly the same way; for instance, Asiatic pancakes are quite different from European varieties. In this article we’re going to concentrate on improving what might be identified as European / North American varieties of this incredibly tasty food.
Firstly, many cooks recommend separating the dry and wet ingredients for their pancake batter, opting instead to blend each separately to ensure consistency and even distribution of ingredients. Next, you should slowly pour small portions of the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients bowl, making sure to stir and whisk the contents until they achieve the correct consistency (not too dry and lumpy and not too watery). You should have a nice viscous batter once finished.
Some cooks report that it is possible to achieve much lighter pancakes by adding some slightly unconventional ingredients to the wet mixture. For example, carbonated beverages like seltzer water or ginger ale can be used to create pancakes that are not only more flavorful, but quite a bit “fluffier” than conventional varieties. You should only add a small amount of any carbonated beverage to your mixture at a time, ensuring that (once again) you’re not “watering down’ your batter mixture too much. You can also experiment with adding dashes of spices like nutmeg, or splashes of lemon juice to your batter for added flavor.
Next, you’re going to want to pre-heat your cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan to 375 degrees F. Coat the pan with a sliver of butter, margarine, vegetable oil or cooking spray. Generally speaking, the first pancake you make will tell you whether or not the heat is too high, so pay attention to this initial test pancake for clues.
Once you’ve got the heat setting nailed down perfectly, begin making your pancakes. Pour your batter into the pan and watch for the sides of the pancake to become solid and little bubbles to form on the top side of the batter, once this happens you can flip them over. Whatever you do, don’t press down on your pancakes as it will give them the wrong texture and more or less destroy their fluffiness.
For the best results, serve the pancakes immediately with butter and maple syrup on the side.
Popular How To Guides
How To Grow The Best Roses In Your Garden
The best roses to grow in your garden are those that require the least maintenance and can resist destruction from...
How to Make Money from Online Casino Bonuses
Today, virtually every single online casino dishes out welcome packages to new customers in the form of bonus money and...
How To Build A Raised Pond In Your Garden
Designers of contemporary gardens often try to avoid natural features and create highly organised, geometrical gardens instead. Raised garden ponds...
How To Play Blackjack
Blackjack is a simple card game. Your goal in blackjack is just to achieve a combined score of twenty-one with...
How to Boost Your Odds of Winning the Lottery
Have you ever thought about what your life would be like if you won the lottery? Visualize having the necessary...
How to Play Bingo Online
Bingo is a great, low-stress type of game that is a great way to relax. However, it isn’t always easy...
How To Become An Administrative Manager Of A Professional Sports Team
The role of a team manager for a professional sports team is very diverse, and the skill of spinning many...
How To Join The World of Bitcoin
For many of us, the whole idea of bitcoin is still a mysterious concept but we’re beginning to notice more and...
Business2 years ago
5 Things You Must Consider Before Starting A Construction Company
Cars & Vehicles3 years ago
How To Deal With A Driving Offence (Quick Tips)
Games / Video Games9 months ago
How To Connect a Mouse and Keyboard to Your PlayStation 4
Cars & Vehicles9 months ago
Can You Really Afford That Car? How To Know If You Are Making The Right Decision
Cleaning4 years ago
How to Make a Shower Tray Look Like New
Other2 years ago
How to Spend Your Savings Responsibly For An Easier Retirement
Real Estate & Investment3 years ago
How To Find Spectacular Estate Agents
Fun10 months ago
How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse