8 Tips for Making Perfect Pancakes

8 Tips for Perfect Pancakes - SavvyMom

Pancakes are practically a religion for my family. In the winter months, we eat them several times a week, if only to have an excuse to lap up the pure maple syrup we adore.

For Pancake Tuesday the upcoming sugaring-off season fast approaching, here’s a fun pancake primer in anticipation of the upcoming maple syrup season.

8 Tips for Perfect Pancakes

  1. Use buttermilk whenever possible. The subtle tangy flavour imparted by this liquid makes the pancakes better.
  2. Don’t overmix the pancakes batter; lumps are okay. In fact, make sure you see a few lumps in your bowl, otherwise your pancakes will be too dense.
  3. Pancakes can be made in advance. Keep them warm by placing them on a plate or baking sheet and tucking them into a 200°F oven until you’re ready to serve them (but not for longer than one hour, or they will dry out). Place some parchment paper on the plate so the bottom pancake doesn’t stick to the plate.
  4. If you are adding chocolate chips or blueberries to the pancakes, add them to the pool of batter just after it’s been poured into the skillet.
  5. Use butter instead of oil to grease your pan. To ensure an even distribution, use a brush to distribute the melted butter over the entire surface of the skillet.
  6. Flip the pancakes as soon as you see the bubbles appear on the surface. Don’t wait until the bubbles break, or the pancakes will be flat and not fluffy.
  7. Keep the temperature of your griddle or pan to somewhere between low and medium. If the surface is too hot, the bottoms of the pancakes will burn quickly.
  8. Use the best maple syrup your budget can afford. Pure maple syrup is worth the money. I promise, you won’t be sorry!

Your perfect pancakes deserve real butter and maple syrup. Be sure to include fresh fruit bowls and sides of bacon and sausage for a delicious Pancake Tuesday meal.


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