There are some people in this world who make out that pancakes are the easiest thing to make perfect but let’s be honest, they aren’t. They are pretty darn easy to mess up.
One night, it was around 3am in the morning and I couldn’t get to sleep as my brain was in overdrive, it came to me that it might be worthwhile whilst I’m sharing my pancake recipes with you all, to also share my tips and tricks on how i produce a pretty damn good pancake.
Now before we start, I want to emphasise that by no means am I perfect at making pancakes, I still mess up at times BUT it is something I’ve been doing with my mum for the last 18 or so years now so I’ve managed to get a good handful of tips and tricks under my belt which I think anyone who is in dire need of some assistance will appreciate.
Let’s be honest, there is nothing worse than getting all excited about pancake day, starting to make the pancake and it goes horribly wrong and ends up in the bin. I’ve been there plenty of times – it’s blooming heartbreaking.
So, before I ramble on any longer, let’s get into it:
Everything You Need To Know On How To Make The Perfect Pancake:
- Mix Ingredients In The Exact Order The Recipe Says – this is extremely important when it comes to making any recipe.
- If The Batter Seems Too Thick, Add More Milk – it’s quite common for pancake mixtures to come out a little thicker than preferred so by adding a dash of milk, it will loosen your batter.
- Allow The Batter To Sit For 10 Minutes For The Best Results – this will give the ultimate fluffy pancake.
- Use A Measuring Jug Or Ladle To Pour The Batter Into The Pan – measuring the batter ensures your pancakes are similar sizes and should all cook at a similar time.
- Cook Pancakes In A Pancake Pan For Best Results – pancakes always cook best in a non-stick pancake pan.
- Wait Until Bubbles Begin To Pop Up In The Centre Of The Pancake & The Edges Begin To Look Dry, To Flip The Pancake – you’ll know your pancakes are ready to flip when the bubbles begin to pop up in the centre. Wait for the bubbles to disburse and the edges of the pancake look dry then carefully flip over.
- Pour The Batter Straight Into The Centre Of The Pan – for the best results, pour the batter straight into the centre of the pan and allow the batter to naturally spread rather than pouring the batter in a circular motion.
- Vegetable Oil Is The Best Oil To Use To Oil Your Pan – over the years we’ve trialled different oils whilst making pancakes and we’ve found the best to be vegetable oil. It’s the best at making the pancake not stick.
- When Oiling The Pan, Don’t Use An Excessive Amount Of Oil – over oiling the pan will make the pancakes ultra oily. For best results, use a teaspoon amount of oil and with some kitchen roll, spread the oil out so the pan is evenly coated.
- If Adding Fillings To Your Pancakes (Blueberries, Strawberries, Chocolate Chips etc) Add Whilst The Pancake Is Cooking – it’s important to add your fillings whilst the pancake is cooking otherwise when going to flip the pancake over, the fillings will drop out.
These tips and tricks have been accumulated over the years and they’ve always worked amazingly for us. These are trialled and tested so if you are looking to make the perfect fluffy pancake, I’m almost certain these tips and tricks will help you on your way.
Happy Pancake Day for Tuesday everyone. I hope you stuff yourself with delicious pancakes and enjoy every moment of it. You can’t beat a stack of delicious pancakes, can you?
Let me know in the comments below wether you used any of these tips and tricks I shared with you today and how you found the outcome of your pancakes to be. Did you find them helpful?
Also, do you have any tips and tricks for me that you have found to make the best of the best pancakes? Let me know!
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,