A LOT of people love to whip up pancakes as a tasty treat, but it turns out 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.
A good recipe to follow for English pancakes is to add 110g of sifted sifted flour to two eggs and 200ml of milk with 75ml of water.
You should then add a pinch of salt and whisk together before putting in the refrigerator.
Jordan advised ideally leaving the mixture in the fridge overnight, but if you don’t have time, try aiming for at least half an hour.
He explained to The Star: “It will give better results when frying and give you perfectly flip flop pancakes!”
If you don’t have time to leave them on overnight, try aiming for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
Resting the dough will also help remove lumps.
Jordan also said that you should avoid over-mixing your ingredients as this can make the dough too thick.
He said, “Try adding your wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir gently until you have a perfectly pourable consistency.”
The foodie also said that baking powder is the key to making perfect American pancakes, and you need to make sure it’s as fresh as possible for the optimum rise.
He also advised that you whisk the dry ingredients together so that the flour and sugar are mixed evenly and make sure your oil is hot before adding your mixture.
Here are Jordan’s top tips for perfecting your pancakes …
Clean the pan between the pancakes
Jordan explained, “If you like to use butter to fry your pancakes, try wiping the pan between the pancakes to avoid burnt flavors.”
Return at the right time
Jordan said pancakes typically take three minutes on one side, then one to two on the other.
He said you should look for little bubbles that form on the surface of the pancake because it means it’s 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 spatula or palette knife will do the trick once you’ve loosened the edge first.
Save the pancakes for later
If you’ve made too many pancakes, you don’t need to throw them in the trash.
Simply wrap them in cling film and place them in the freezer.
Meanwhile, a thrifty woman shows how to make fluffy pancakes without a whisk and it only takes a few minutes.
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