MANY people like whipping up pancakes as a tasty treat, but it turns out that our method may not give the best results.
Jordan Moore, who is the Senior Recipe Developer at Gousto, revealed how to make the perfect pancake recipe every time.
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A good recipe to follow for English style pancakes is to add 110g of sifted, plain flour to two eggs and 200ml of milk with 75ml of water.
You should then add a pinch of salt and whisk together before setting in the fridge.
Jordan advised that ideally you should leave the mix in the fridge overnight, but if you don’t have time, try to aim for at least half an hour.
He explained to the Star: “This will give better results when frying and give you perfectly flippable pancakes!”
If you don’t have time to leave them overnight, try to aim for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
Resting the batter will also help get rid of lumps.
Jordan also said you should avoid over mixing your ingredients, as this can cause the batter to become too thick.
He said: “Try adding your wet mixture to the dry and gently stirring together until you have a perfectly pourable consistency.”
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The foodie also said that baking powder is key for making the perfect American pancakes, and you should ensure it is as fresh as possible to the optimum rise.
He also advised that you whisk together dry ingredients so flour and sugar is mixed evenly, and to make sure your oil is hot before adding your mixture.
Here are Jordan’s top tips for perfecting your pancakes…
Clean the pan between pancakes
Jordan explained: “If you like to use butter to fry your pancakes, try and wipe out the pan in-between pancakes so that you avoid any burnt flavours.”
Flip at the correct time
Jordan advised that usually pancakes require three minutes on one side, and then one to two on the other.
He said you should look for little bubbles forming on the pancake surface as this means it is ready to turn.
Use a spatula
The food professional said you shouldn’t try to flip a pancake in the pan if you aren’t skilled enough.
A spaulta or palette knife will do the job once you loosen the edge first.
Save pancakes for later
If you have made too many pancakes, you don’t need to throw them in the bin.
Simply wrap them in clingfilm and put them in the freezer.
Meanwhile, a thrifty woman shows how to make fluffy pancakes without a whisk and it takes minutes.
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